Michael Anthony Michaeledes was born on 14 July 1927 in Cairo, Egypt. He developed an interest in painting and poetry from a young age. He received a classical education in Greece, and studied art and architecture in Italy and England.
In 1954 he won the Philadelphios panhellenic poetry competition in Athens. In 1959 he had his first exhibition at Leicester Galleries in London. In 1972 Michaeledes had his first exhibiton at Annely Juda Fine Art, who still represents his art in Europe. In 1976 he received international acclaim by representing Greece at the Biennale di Venezia.
Michaeledes presented the following personal exhibitions: Leicester Galleries, London (1959, 1962); Galleria Trastevere, Rome (1961); New Gallery, Belfast (1963, 1967); Hamilton Galleries, London (1966); Galleria Il Bilico, Rome (1967); Arte Centro, Milan (1967); Galerie Swart, Amsterdam (1968); Galleria Il Giorno, Milan (1969, 1971); Galeria Il Salotto, Como (1969, 1971); Galleria Triade, Turin (1969); SM 13, Rome (1970); Stefanoni, Lecco (1970); Pourquoi Pas, Genoa (1970); Nuova Triade, Calice Ligure (1970); Galleria Gelso, Lodi (1971); Annely Juda Fine Art, London (1972, 1975, 1989, 1995, 2006); Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (1972); Painting Box Gallery, Zurich (1977); Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin (1977); Octagon Gallery, Belfast (1977); Juda Rowan Gallery, London (1982); Galerie de Sluis, Leidschendam, Holland (1985); Galerie Jean-Pierre Haik, Paris (1989); Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago (1990); Gallery 7, Athens (1999); Galerie Emilia Suciu, Ettlingen (2001); Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki (2002). Michaeledes also took part in over eighty group exhibitions.
Michaeledes' artworks are kept at the following institutions: The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens; The Arts Council of Great Britain; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Center of Contemporary Art, Rethymno, Greece; The Emfietzoglou Collection, Maroussi, Athens; Granada Foundation, Manchester; The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem; The I.T.M. Corporation, London & New York; Leicestershire Education Committee; London & Continental Bankers Ltd; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; The McCory Corporation, New York; Mondrian Huis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Municipal Gallery, Dublin; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas; Museo de la Solidaridad, Santiago; National Gallery of Greece, Athens; National Museum of Hydra Island, Greece; National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul; Shell Co. International Marine Ltd, London.
[Megakles Rogakos 06/2006]
STROUSA, EFI Michael Michaeledes: Review of a Creative Course from 1958 to 2002 2002 Zina Athanassiadou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
GOODING, MEL White Reliefs: The Classical Poetry of Michael Michaeledes 2006 Annely Juda Fine Art, London