Radish Tordia is a Georgian painter of figurative art. He works in oil painting, with particular emphasis on colouristic features. His preferred subject is women, who he regards as “the most beautiful creation in the world”. Tordia graduated from the J. Nikoladze Art Studio in Tbilisi in 1956, and then moved on to the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, graduated in 1962. Tordia was one of the Five Georgian Artists who held exhibitions in Russia, Syria and Iraq in 1977. The other artists were Nana Meskhidze, Givi Narmania, Zurab Razmadze and Bezhan Shvelidze. He was denoted the Honoured Artist of Georgia in 1979, and awarded the State Prize the following year. In 1990, he became the People’s Artist of Georgia. His works were regularly exhibited throughout Georgia and Russia since 1978, and abroad since 1980, including Tunisia, Cologne, Washington, D.C. and London. His work can be found at the Georgian National Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and in the private collections.
Date of Birth1936Share