Yannis Migadis

He was born in Heraklion, Crete. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under Konstantinos Parthenis (1945-1951). He later studied stage design and costume design in Paris, at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. He presented his works in solo and group exhibitions from 1953 to 2008. He worked at the National Theatre, the State Theatre of Northern Greece, as well as in Greek and foreign cinema as a set designer and costume designer. He illustrated books, magazines and calendars and published articles in literary and art magazines.

He was a member of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts and the International Theatre Centre. His works can be found in the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, the Pierides Gallery, the Vorres Museum and other public and private collections in Greece and abroad.

In 1998 he was awarded by the Academy of Athens for his artistic contribution, by the Association of Playwrights, the Theatre Museum, the “Knossos” Club of Herakleionites in Athens and in 2007 he was awarded the “Nikos Kazantzakis Award” by the Municipality of Heraklion.

His last solo, retrospective exhibition was held at the Benaki Museum in 2008.

He passed away in 2017 in Athens.

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