George Pefanis was born in Piraeus Greece in 1949 where he still lives and works.

In his high school years was already a pupil of the known painter Theodore Lekos. After school he studied free-hand sketch in the Technological Applications Center of Athens. He is also a graduate of Lykourgos Stavrakos Film School.

After his studies he visited many of the most important museums in Europe, and especially those in Italy, where he studied the art of many great painters and more that of Caravaggio.

He has exhibited his works in many personal and collective art shows in Greece and his paintings can be found in many private collections around the world. Moreover UNICEF has published two of his works in its famous gift cards. His work is characterized by the so called Classical Realism. He is a member of Hellenic Artists' Chamber.