He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1880 to 1887 and a year after graduating, with a scholarship from the Kritsis Bequest, he attended lessons at the Munich Academy, under Nikolaos Gyzis. He continued his studies at the Paris School of Fine Arts, under professors Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. He returned to Greece in 1894 and starting in 1895 taught at the School of Fine Arts. Three years later, with the declaration of the Greek-Turkish war, he enlisted and depicted scenes from the military conflict, which he later exhibited, at the exhibition at Athens City Hall in 1902 and the International Exhibition of Athens in 1903. At the same time he pursued artistic activity outside Greece as well, when in 1903 he resigned from his position at the School and settled for five years in England, initially in London and then Liverpool. Two years after his return to Greece he was appointed anew to the School of Fine Arts where he taught until 1927 and established lessons in the open air. In 1912 he was again at the front, turning his art to the events in the Balkan Wars. During the following years he continued his artistic activity while holding solo exhibitions as well (1919, 1925, 1927).

He painted portraits, genre and war scenes, as well as views of Greek nature in accordance with the principles of post-impressionism.