Praxitelis Tzanoulinos was born on 14 May 1955 in Falatados on Tinos Island, in the Cyclades, Greece. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Panormos in Tinos (1967-1970) with Yorgos Vogiatzis, Vassilis Paraschos and Daniil Daniil as well. He furthered his studies in sculpture with a scholarship from the Panhellenic Holy Foundation of Evangelistria in Tinos - PIIET at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1971-1975) under the supervision of Yannis Pappas. Since 1989 Tzanoulinos h as been teaching sculpture and conservation of stone at the Technological Education Institute - TEI of Athens since 1989.
Tzanoulinos has crea ted many works for public spaces, of which the following stand out: Tribute to Fallen Laconian Aviators, Gytheio; Hermaic Stele of Miltiadis, War Museum, Athens; Tribute to Poet Lorenzo Mavili, Epirus Drisos; Portrait of the Author Melpo Axioti, Myli Mykonos; Bust of Eleftherios Venizelos, Haidari Attikis; Portrait of the Poet Nikiforos Vrettakos; Bust of Surgeon Alexander Pappas, Health School of Athens; Bust of Composer Menelaos Palantios; Portrait of Composer Dimitrios Lagios, Zakynthos; Bust of Pantelis Horn, City of Athens; Bust of Kostas Bastias, Municipality of Athens - Ermoupolis; Bust of Elise Goulandris, Museum of Andros; Bust of Nicholas Christou, Medical School, University of Athens; Bust of Rector Pericles Theocharis, National Technical University of Athens; Statue of Constantine Karamanlis, Technological Education Institute, Serres (2008). He also created the following statues and monuments: Bronze Copy of the Diadoumenos by Polykleitos, Hall of International Olympic Academy, Lausanne (1988); Memorial of Fallen Heroes, Rogdia Heraklion; Memorial of Pontian Heroes, Aspropyrgos Attikis; Statue of Kosmas Aetolos, Thermo Etoloakarnania (1998); Statue of Costas Mountakis, Rethymno, Crete; Statue of Woman from Mani, Dyros Mani (2002); Statue of Goddess Athena, Agios Stefanos, Attiki (2002); Statue of Revolution Leader Yannis Davaris, central square, Peania, Attiki; Marble Relief of Athena and Poseidon, Titania Hotel, Athens; bronze statue of Constantine Karamanlis, Technological Educational Institute, Serres (2008); and marble statue of Constantine Karamanlis, northern seafront promenade, Thessaloniki (2011). Tzanoulinos was commissioned to create the following medals: Memorial, War Museum; Torch Race, Ministry of Culture; Alexander Onassis Cultural Center; 10 Years, Technological Education Institute, Athens.
Tzanoulinos was awarded the following prizes and distinctions: 1st Sculpture Award for Freedom and Peace, Municipality of Kallithea, Athens (1984); Hellenic Ministry of Culture Distinction for participation in 150 Years of Athens, National Garden, Athens (1984); Sculpture Award, Academy of Athens, Athens (1987); and 1st Sculpture Award for Theophilos, Municipality of Iolkos, Volos (1987).
Tzanoulinos presented works of his in the following exhibitions: Painting & Sculpture, Ellinikon, Athens (1982); Drawing and Sculpture, To Magazi Gallery, Tinos Island (1983); Contemporary Greek Sculpture, National Garden, Athens (1984); Cultural Summer: Sculpture Exhibition, Kalamata, Messinia (1984); Drawing and Sculpture, Ekfrasi Gallery, Athens (1985); Painting, Sculpture, and Graphics, National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens (1986); Expressions of the Sea, Ekfrasi Gallery, Athens (1990); Contemporary Sculptors from Tinos, Pyrgos, Tinos Island (1996); Contemporary Greek Sculptors, Galerie Couzis, Gameren, The Netehrlands (2000); Sculpture, Adam Gallery, Athens (2000); Sculpture, Metope Gallery, Athens (2002); Biennale Internazionale dell' Arte Contemporanea, Florence (2003); Sculpture, Ekfrasi Gallery, Athens (2004); Cultural Olympiad: Olympic Spirit and Contemporary Greek Art, Adam Gallery, Athens (2005); Visiting Halepas, House of Exhibitions, Falatados, Tinos Island (2005); Once upon a time there was Penelope Delta, Athens College, Athens (2006); and Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens (2008).
Praxitelis Tzanoulinos is an active member of the Sculptors Association and the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE. He currently lives and works in Athens as well as at Vrekastro of Tinos Island.