He was born in Chania, Crete in 1953.He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens under Demosthenes Kokkinidis. In 2014 he was elected Full Professor atthe Academy of Fine Arts.
The largest part of his oeuvre is anthropocentric. His interest lies with simplified figures and their relation to their surroundings. His thematology refers to personal memories, gender relations and childhood with particular sensitivity. He uses spot colors with strong contrasts that attribute an expressionist style in his representations. Later in his work, his compositions are becoming more sparing; space is rendered as almost bare and monochromatic, while the human body is gradually stripped of its individual characteristics, acquiring a primordial dimension.
He has presented many solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group ones in Greece and abroad. In 1994, he participated in the Alexandria Biennale (along with Marios Spiliopoulos, Antonis Michailidis, Vicky Tsalamata and Edouard Sacaillan), where the Greek participation won the Best National Pavilion Award. He also participated, among others, in the exhibition Classical memories in modern Greek art (Capital Museum of China, Beijing; 2007). In 2012, he presented the exhibition One meter at the National Museum of Contemporary Art