Calman Shemi, sculptor and painter, was born in Argentina in 1939. A graduate of the School of Sculpture and Ceramics in Mendoza, he was a student of the Italian-Argentinean sculptor, Libero Badii, and the German-Israeli sculptor, Rudi Lehman.
In 1991, Shemi was invited to create art works for Carnival Cruise Liners in Miami, Florida, including painting of large dimensions for the public spaces, paintings for the cabins and suites. He also constructed sculptures made of bronze for the various ships’ decks.
Between 1991 and 2003 Shemi executed art works for eight of Carnival Cruise Liners’ ships. Among them are the “Sensation,” “Elation,” “Paradise,” “Triumph,” “Conquest,” “Legend,” “Glory” and “Miracle.” Today he is working on creations for Carnival’s newest ship, the “Valor.”