Yorgos Maryelis was born in Athens. He was aquainted with the world of art since his childhood, as his father was the famous painter and teacher of fine and applied arts, Costas Maryelis. He completed the first year of study in free and perspective drawing and design, in Diplareios School of Athens with professors Maryelis, Vrettas and Mathielis (1958- 1962). He was awarded a Certificate of Studies (1962) after the Ministry of Education exams. Throughout his studies he was honored with four Awards. For two more years he attended classes of painting and decoration in Costas Maryelis's studio. The conclusion of his artistic studies, and the recognition of his talent, came with his studies on advanced drawing and painting at the studio of internationally acclaimed Greek sculptor and painter Constantin Andreou in Paris.
EXHIBITIONS He has presented his work in many solo exhibitions. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 1963 (beginning with the 7th Panhellenic Exhibition in 1963 at Zappeion) until today, in Greece and abroad, (most of which with jury for the approval of participation). His work entitled "ORKOS" (oath) won the painting prize at the 30th Panhellenic Art Exhibition organized by the Parnassos Literary Society in Athens in April 2010.
COLLECTIONS Many of his paintings are found in Municipal and Prefectural Galleries, in private collections in Greece and abroad, and in public places such as hotels, ships, etc.
PARALLEL WORK His rich artistic history was - and still is - combined with a successful professional activity in the field of Architecture, Design and Artistic intervention. Many buildings in Greece and abroad, dozens of cruise ships, ferry boats and yachts have been constructed and decorated according to his designs.
REFERENCE TO HIS WORK References to Yorgos Maryelis’s multifarious activity, "one of the biggest talents" as Andreou had said, can be found in the following: 1. "Album of Greek Artists " (ed. G. Komini - 1963) 2. “Two-volume Artistic Dictionary "(ed. G. Kourtikaki - 1977) 3. "Four-volume Dictionary of Art" (ed. Melissa - 1977) 4. Dictionary of Greek Designers, 1996 5. World Dictionary "Who's Who in Design" (ed. Barons, USA), 1998 6. World Dictionary "Who's Who of the World" (ed. Barons, USA), 2000 7. In a series of articles and photographs in architectural, art and culture magazines, as well as newspapers and other special editions.
PARTICIPATION IN ORGANISATIONS 1. Founding member of the "National Union of Decorators” 2. Member of the "Bureau of European Designers Association" 3. Member of the "International Federation of Interior Architects" 4. Member of the "International Furnishing & Design Association" 5. Member of the "International Forum of Design"