Theofilos Hajimichael was born round 1868 in Varia
in Mitilini. Travelling in search of a job reaches Volo and Pelion
in about 1899 where he stays for 30 years. Theofilos paints in the town of Volos,
mainly in cafenia1, taverns, inns and in the villages round Volos
in mansions, churches and shops.
In Makrinitsa he paints in a cafenio2 named after
him and is dated since 1910. In the eastern wall on the right of the entrance
of the cafenio, there is a fresco-painting with dimensions 3,15x2,50m with a theme
of Katsadoni in Joumerka.
The painting represents a feast of Katsadoni with his brave men in a mountainous
1-2 : Cafenia - Cafenio (Small cafeteria)