Nikitas Kavoukles (ka-voo-KLEES) was born in Greece and grew up in New York City, USA. He graduated as a B.F.A. from the City College of New York City.

From 1982 to 1994 Mr. Kavoukles served as a board member of the Leger de Main Arts Consortium and co-director of the LEDO Art Gallery on Manhattan’s upper west side. During that time he exhibited regularly in solo and group shows at the Cork Gallery in Lincoln Center, the Professional Arts Guild, and various galleries in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Primarily an oil painter, he also works with pastels, ink drawings, watercolors, etchings, and photography.