Aravantinos was born on the island of Corfu, and was educated in both Athens and Germany. He returned to Greece to fight in the Balkan Wars. It was at this time he designed a collection of uniforms for the Greek army. In 1914, he made his debut at the Royal Theatre of Athens. He won international recognition in 1920 with his set designs for the Berlin National Opera's staging of Strauss' opera Die Frau ohne Schatten.
His career in Germany reached its peak in 1926, when he was appointed as the artistic counselor for a number of Berlin theatres.
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