Distinguished Greek stage-designer and painter Nikos Georgiadis was born in Athens on 14 September 1923. Initially Georgiadis studied painting in the workshop of Thanassis Apartis, and in the National Technical University of Athens (1946-1948). Subsequently he pursued a post-graduate degree in architecture at New York Columbia University (1952-1953) and later in painting and stage-design at the Slade School of Art in London (1953-1955), where he engaged with teaching.
Georgiadis became famous for his stage-designs in ballet performances and for his cooperation with Kenneth MacMillan and Rudolf Nureyev. He worked mostly with the Opera Houses in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Paris and the New York Metropolitan Opera. In 2000, Nicholas Georgiadis became corresponding member of the Athens Academy and was honored by the Greek state for his work.
Nikos Georgiadis died in London on 10 March 2001, at the age of 75.