A student of Georgios Jakovides at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1900- 1907) he then studied at the Munich Academy under Ludwig von Lofftz and in Paris at the Desire Lucas studio. He returned to Greece in 1913. He exhibited with the Art Group (1919, 1930, 1931, 1933).

Thematically his work is primarily focused on scenes of everyday life, still lifes, portraits and landscapes, which are distinguished for their deep inwardness and melancholy, while during the last years of his creative life he was involved with religious subjects. One of the best painters of the first half of the 20th century he developed both impressionist and expressionist elements.