Temur Iakobashvili (Aharon Yakobson) studied painting first at the studio of Shalva Matuashvili, and later – Jibson Khundadze. In 1991 he graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. From 1985 Iakobashvili was a founding member of an artist’s group “10th Floor”. Actively participated in group exhibitions in Georgia, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Temur Iakobashvili became interested in Biblical and Hebrew themes, and created many works on Old and New Testament stories. In 1992, Temur Iakobashvili’s painting “Moses” was presented at the exhibition of Georgian artists in Moscow. In the same year in Moscow, at the exhibition – “Jewish Artists for Children”, his 4 works from the cycle “Jerusalem – My Love” were exhibited, where his paintings were on display together with the works of Mark Chagall, Falk and other famous artists. One of the works “Speech” was purchased by US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In 1993 Temur Iakobashvili moved to Israel with his family, at the same year joined the Israeli Artists’ Union, and has been actively working there. In 2006 his works were presented at the exhibition “Jewish Themes in the Works of Georgian Artists” which was held in Tbilisi to celebrate the 58th anniversary of Israel’s Independence.
Date of Birth/Death1958-2018Share