Panicos Michaelides was born in Limassol, Cyprus.
He studied medicine in Glasgow and was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Until 1984 he was senior specialist and Head of the Orthopaedic Department of the Limassol Hospital.
His involvement in art covers a period of about forty years. He studied enameling at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, and worked under skilled enamelists and metalsmiths in many workshops in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, the United States, India, South Korea and Japan.
He was a Founding Member of the Enamelist Society, USA, an Associate Member of the British Society of Enamelers and a Contributing Editor of "Glass on Metal".
Dr Michaelides has had fifteen Solo Exhibitions in Cyprus, Washington D.C. and Greece. His showes included works in painting, sculpture, woodcarving, batik and coppercraft and ofcourse silver, gold and enamel, specialising in cloisonné and plique-à-jour enamel.
He participated in many international exhibitions in enameling in the US, Hungary, Mexico and Japan and in 1991, at the Third Biennale at Kentucky, USA, he was a juror. His work has been exhibited many times at the Ueno Royal Museum and the Ginza La Pola Gallery, in Tokyo, as well as The Syosenkyo Rope-Way Shippo Museum [Yamanashi Pref.]. He received nine awards from Japan, including "The Grand Prix Award" in January, 2000.
The enamelwork of Dr Michaelides was featured onCNN INTERNATIONAL on March 31st, 1996, in its program "CNN World Report".