Stavros Galanopoulos was born the 1946 in Corinth and was educated at the acclaimed "Greek Art School" in Athens. Early in his career, his work focused on the areas of advertising and theater design. A shift in his career path at age 30 pointed him in the direction of interior design and decoration. He became fascinated by the design and decor of old Greek traditional houses and began painting them. After a few years he went to the island of Santorini and in 1986 opened his gallery in Oia Santorini. He has enjoyed his work on the beautiful island ever since. His sculptures and paintings have been sent all over the world to many fine connoisseurs of Greek art.