Alexandros Alexandrakis studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1931-1937) under Spyridon Vikatos and Umvertos Argyros; a few years later, during the German occupation of Greece, he studied engraving under Yannis Kefalinos. While still a student at ASFA, he contributed to Ethnos newspaper as cartoonist. His experiences in the War and as a soldier at the front led him to a series of drawings that he later reworked in oil. The result of this activity is his book “This is how we fought 1940-1941”, which received the Athens Academy Award.
Alexandrakis’s subject matter also includes portraiture, nude and landscape paintings, allegorical and genre scenes. Academic training, sometimes combined with en pleine air experimentation, can be traced in his stylistic approach.
In 1980, The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum organized a retrospective exhibition of his work.