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artist , designer , poet

Minos Milonas, American Artist, designer, poet. Recipient 4 Sculpture awards Summer Art Festivals, 1970-1976, 2 Merit awards Greek Cultural Center, 1987; U. Washington grantee, 1970; U. Washington scholar, 1971. Member National Artists Equity Association, Inc., New York Artists Equity Association, Inc., Poetry Society American, Greek-American Writers Association.


Milonas, Minos was born on April 28, 1936 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Arrived in United States of America, 1964, naturalized, 1968. Son of Stavros and Maria (Kaplantzis) Milonas.


Bachelor, California State University, Northridge, 1970; Master of Fine Arts with honours, U. Washington, Seattle, 1972.


Freelance writer and poet, Athens, 1960-1964; freelance artist, Los Angeles, 1964-1966; instructor, U. Washington, 1971-1972; instructor, Studio Milonas, Seattle, 1972-1976; artist, Studio Milonas, New York City, since 1977; textile designer, Studio Milonas, New York City, 1984-1994.


  • Other Work

    • One man shows include Second Story Gallery, Seattle, 1971, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 1972, Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, 1973, Stavrakakis Gallery, Crete, Greece, 1977, West Broadway Gallery, New York City, 1979, 81, 82, Heraklion Art Gallery, Crete, 1983, Kreonides Gallery, Athens, 1983, 84, Doma Gallery, New York City, 1988, Hellenic Cultural Center, New York, 1990, 93, Cypriot Consulate, New York City, 1990. Exhibitions in group shows at California State University, Northridge, 1968-1969, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 1969, University Washington Library., Seattle, 1971, 72, Panaca Gallery, Bellevue, Washington, 1973, Mercer Island Art Gallery, Seattle, 1973, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 1973, Tacoma Art Museum, 1973, 75, Northwest Watercolor Society, 1974, Gordon Woodside Gallery, Seattle, 1974, College of the Cisciyous, California, 1975, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, 1975, Redmonds (Washington) Arts Festival, 1975, University District Arts Festival, Seattle, 1976, Bellevue Art Museum, 1976, Sunne Savage Gallery, Boston, 1976, Cretan Artists, Stavrakakis Gallery, Heraklion, Crete, 1978, International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland, England, 1981-1982, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, England, 1982, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshed, England, 1982, House of Commons, London, 1982, Haggin Museum, Stockton, California, 1985-1986, University North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1987, Greek Cultural Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1987, 89, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1987, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1989, Morin-Miller Galleries, New York City, 1989-1990, Columbia (Maryland) College, 1989, Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, 1990, Kenneth Raymond Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, 1993-1996, Pan Cretan Art Exhibition Rethymnon Municipal Art Gallery, Crete, Greece, since 2003, Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens, 2003.

      Author: The Small Caravan, 1962, short stories. Author 20 books of poetry in Greek, From A to Z, Poems in English, 2003, Look At Manhattan, Poems in English, 2004, Autobiography, in Greek, 2005, Poems from April, Bilingual Poems in English and Greek, 2005, For Her, Bilingual Poems in English and Greek, 2005, Florida, Bilingual Poems in English and in Greek, 2006. Videos include Multimedia Artist, 1988, 500 Definitions--Art Is, 1991.

      Donated paintings to various organizations.


Member National Artists Equity Association, Inc., New York Artists Equity Association, Inc., Poetry Society American, Greek-American Writers Association.


Married Arlene Watson, December 23, 1963 (divorced 1970). Married Sarah Brown, December 1973 (divorced 1974). Married Elaine Mauceli, May 26, 1988.

Stavros Milonas

Maria (Kaplantzis) Milonas

Arlene Watson

Sarah Brown

Elaine Mauceli