Born on 10 September 1950 in Xanthi, Triantafillos Iliadis has suffered from a serious disability in his hands and feet since he was born, obliging him to use his mouth to paint and write from a very early age. Despite his disability, he attended primary school and grammar school. He learned mouth painting by private tuition. In 1970 he was given a scholarship by the Association, and since then he has painted only for the AMFPA. He became a Regular Member of the Association in 1992. Triantafillos Iliadis preferred subjects are still lifes, flowers and village scenes. He has already achieved considerable success with his paintings, including an award by the highest-ranking Greek institution, the Academy of Athens.