After spending his childhood in Patras, he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1886-1893) under professors Nikephoros Lytras and Konstantinos Volanakis. He began to exhibit in 1899 when he participated in the Exhibition of Athens followed by presentations of his works in group exhibitions in Athens (City Hall 1902, Zappeion Hall 1907, 1909, 1910, League of Editors, 1912) and Alexandria (1903, 1906). During the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913, he embarked, by government order, on warships and captured scenes of the actions carried out by the Greek fleet. In a solo show organized by the Artistic Society at the Zappeion Hall, which opened shortly after the artist’s death, more than two hundred and sixty works were included.

Known mainly as a painter of seascapes, he was also involved with landscapes and the depiction of scenes from the lives of farmers and fishermen, sometimes appearing to be an adherent of academicism and others of plein air approaches.