Born in Greece in 1886. Phaon studied at the Greek Academy of Arts before arriving in San Francisco about 1916. During 1922-27 he lived in Los Angeles as the owner of La Boheme Cafe. By 1930 he had returned to San Francisco with his artist wife, Lillian. He is believed to have returned to Greece due to the Depression.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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