Michael Michaelides was born in Nicosia in 1923. He
studied architecture and fine art in Italy and England.
He has lived in London since 1955, working as an
architect and artist.
His early paintings are figurative and relate to the
ethnographic world of Cyprus. The figurative element is
gradually abandoned through abstractive processes and
gives way to juxtapositions of colour and line which
from 1964 onwards lead him to his relief geometric and
He has been represented by the internationally renowned
London art dealer Annely Juda since 1963. He represented
Greece in the 1976 Venice Biennale. He has shown work in
over 40 solo exhibitions and taken part in more than 80
group exhibitions in London, Belfast, Dublin, Oxford,
Rome, Milan, Turin, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Salzburg,
Athens, Thessaloniki, Nicosia.
Michaelides work is held by museums and foundations all
over the world, including: The Arts Council of Great
Britain, The Municipal Gallery Dublin, The Israel Museum
in Jerusalem, The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Caracas,
the National Museum of Modern Art Seoul. In Greece his
work is held by the National Gallery, The National
Glyptotheque, The Macedonian Museum of Modern Art. In
Cyprus his work is held by the State Gallery of
Contemporary Cypriot Art, and the Leventis Gallery.