In 1930, Irakli Mdivani graduated from Tbilisi State Fine Arts Academy (class of E. Lansere). Since 1931, he worked in Georgian drama theaters. Since 1930, he was the main artist of the puppet theater. He designed Nina Gernet’s Aladdin’s Magic Lamp, Vazha Pshavela’s The Tale of a Fawn, Leonid Brausevich’s Puss in Boots, Alexei Tolstoy’s The Adventures of Buratino and others. I. Mdivani’s works created before the 1930ies, the modernist aspirations of the artist are clearly visible, the tendencies which actually disappeared in Georgian painting after the well-known repressions of 1937.
Date of Birth/Death1907-1991Share