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Malazonia Mamia

Mamia Malazonia’s works are outstanding for their versatility. He creates paintings and easel graphics, illustrations, and posters. He is also interested in set design for theatre, cinematography, animation, monumental-decorative and applied arts. “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” illustrated by him deserves particular attention, each page of which is illustrated with several compositions and offers a simultaneous narration of different stories, which gives them specific meaning and makes us keep an eye on the consistent narration of the text. The artist has been participating in exhibitions since 1962. He has held 15 solo exhibitions in Georgia and abroad and has designed about 90 plays, 16 fiction, and animated films. Mamia Malazonia was named Artist of the Year by the Union of Georgian Artists (1973), the Union of Georgian Theater Figures (1990), the International Jury of Art Festival (Tbilisi, 1991), and the Union of Georgian Theater Figures (1992). The artist has received many honorary titles and awards. He is the Honored Artist of Georgia (1980), People’s Artist of Georgia (1984); Laureate of Galaktion Tabidze Literary Prize “Gala” (2007), and Shota Rustaveli National Prize (2003). His works are preserved in Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery in Tbilisi, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, Bakhrushin Theater Museum in Moscow, Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow (Moscow, Russia), and also in private collections of Georgia, France, England, Germany and USA.

Mamia Malazonia
Date of Birth1936Share