Anni Zavitsanou was born in Athens in 1959 and spent her childhood years in the Belgian Congo, the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo. She studied painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts (1979-1984) with Dimitris Mytaras and Panagiotis Tetsis as her teachers.

In 1995, with the supervision of Professor Panagiotis Tetsis she finalized a Masters Degree in Painting with a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation, the subject being the human figure.

That same year she started a degree in engraving at Michalis Arfaras’ workshop at the Athens School of Fine Arts. In 2011 she completed a second BA in engraving from Michalis Arfaras’ workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts.

For many years now she has been travelling on a regular basis with her husband Fontas Zavitsanos and her works are mainly inspired by her travels.

1961 στο Kipuchi του Κονγκό. Έζησε εκεί τα πρώτα πολύ ευτυχισμένα παιδικά της χρόνια.
1961 at Kipuchi, a town of Congo.
This is where she spent her initial, very happy, childhood years.