On a scholarship from the Ioannis Capodistrias government he studied painting in Rome. He returned to Greece in 1837 and five years later was appointed professor at the School of Arts where he taught until he was discharged in 1862. After one trip abroad, he worked in the photographic studio he kept in Athens. Together with his brother Georgios, he took part in the decoration of the palace of Othon, while he also worked on the organization of the Greek pavilion at the World Exhibition of Paris in 1855, where as an exhibitor he presented photographs of the monuments of the Acropolis. The same year he exhibited his photographs at the National Technical University in the framework of its yearly exhibition, while in 1856 he was a member of the critical committee of the Kontostavleios Competition and presented photographs of the Parthenon reliefs and portraits at the exhibition at the National Technical University. As a photographer again he took part in the International Exhibition of London in 1862 as well as the II Olympia Exhibition in 1870 where he won the silver medal, second class. In 1870 he also made photographic portraits of King George I and Queen Olga.

In painting he was principally involved with portraiture while he also depicted subjects from the Greek War of Independence in paintings which bear witness to his Italian training.