Dimitrios E. Galanis (1879 or 1882-1966) was born in Athens (Greece). He studied at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He then moved to Paris (France) and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. He published sketches in numerous journals and illustrated books and albums. After 1930 he turned to engraving. From 1945 onwards he was professor at the École des Beaux-Arts as well as a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, while in 1950 he was elected in the Academy of Athens. He organised many personal exhibitions and took part in many group exhibitions, both in Greece and abroad. He served at the French Foreign Legion during World War I and became a French citizen. He died in Athens.