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Evelina Palmer-Sikelianos (Palmer)

Also Known As: "Eva"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Gramercy Park, New York City, New York County, New York, United States
Death: June 4, 1952 (78)
Delphi, Phocis, Greece
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Courtlandt Palmer and Catherine Amory Abbe
Ex-wife of Angelos Sikelianos
Mother of Glafkos Sikelianos
Sister of Rosina Stark Palmer; Robert Amory Palmer; Mary Ann Suydam Palmer and Courtlandt Palmer

Occupation: Student, Lecturer, Choreographer, Festival Organizer
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About Evelina Palmer-Sikelianos


Evelina "Eva" Palmer-Sikelianos (January 9, 1874–June 4, 1952) was an American woman notable for her study and promotion of Classical Greek culture, weaving, theater, choral dance and music. Palmer's life and artistic endeavors intersected with numerous noteworthy artists throughout her life. She was both inspired by or inspired the likes of dancers Isadora Duncan and Ted Shawn, the French literary great Colette, the poet and author Natalie Barney and the actress Sarah Bernhardt. She would go on to marry Angelos Sikelianos, a Greek poet and playwright. Together they organized a revival of the Delphic Festival in Delphi, Greece. Embodied in these festivals of art, music and theater she hoped to promote a balanced sense of enlightenment that would further the goals of peace and harmony in Greece and beyond.

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Evelina Palmer-Sikelianos's Timeline

January 9, 1874
New York City, New York County, New York, United States
Age 34
Athens, Attica, Greece
June 4, 1952
Age 78
Delphi, Phocis, Greece