Artist profile

Michael Michaeledes

Michaeledes started exhibiting with Annely Juda Fine Art, then still called Hamilton Galleries, in 1963 and was one of the longest standing artists of the gallery.

He began his artistic career as a self-taught painter, painting near-naturalistic landscapes before his work became increasingly abstracted. Even in his early paintings he has always been concerned with the effects of light and shade. By the end of the 1960s he had moved away from painting and started making shaped canvas reliefs, initially painted but later eliminating all colour in preference for bare canvas. The elimination of colour came about by the artist's recognition of his formal inspiration: marble relief sculpture of the ancient Greeks.

Biography

1923
Born
Around 1946
Studied art and architecture at Milan University, Italy and Central Polytechnic, London
1954
Won the Philadelphios Panhellenic poetry competition, Athens
1954
Moved to London
1976–2015
Lives and works in London and Florence
2015
Died in London

Selected exhibitions

2017
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2010
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia
2006
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2002
Zina Athanassiadou Gallery,Thessaloniki
2001
Galerie Emilia Suciu, Ettlingen, Germany
1995
Annely Juda Fine Art, London