He studied sculpture at Michalis Tombros’s workshop at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1950-1953) as well as engraving and interior design at the Florence Academy of Fine Arts (1960-1963). He also learned the art of bronze casting at Bruno Bearzi’s Art Foundries. He studied the work of great Renaissance sculptors and extended his knowledge of contemporary sculpture by travelling to several countries. In 1963, he collaborated with the architect Walter Gropius in the production of the decorative reliefs in the University of Baghdad. He has won various prizes, including the gold medal of the Alexandria Biennale (1968). He has worked in art restoration as well as a secondary education teacher.
His exhibition activity includes solo exhibitions and participation in group events in Greece and other countries, among them Panhellenic exhibitions, the Moscow International Exhibition (1957), the Alexandria Biennale (1968) and the Sao Paulo Biennale (1969).
The axis of Vangelis Moustakas’s work is the human figure. Personal experience or social and historical events provide his points of reference. The product of free inspiration or public commissions, his work is characterised by diversity and blends elements of ancient Greek sculpture and contemporary styles as well as treating the void as an integral part of the sculpture.