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Nino Zaalishvili
Birth and Death1945-2013Share

Zaalishvili Nino

Nino Zaalishvili was a graphic designer. She has created ex-libris and illustrations. After graduating from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Faculty of Graphics in 1970, Nino Zaalishvili worked at Georgian Television (1970–1972). She continued her studies at the Art History and Theory Faculty of Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture and graduated in 1976. From 1972 to her death, she taught at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, at the Faculty of Art History and Theory. Nino Zaaliishvili interned at the Union Institute of Television in Moscow in 1976 and 1973 at the State Hermitage in Leningrad. The artist has created numerous book illustrations and posters, as well as paintings and graphics. She was actively involved in artistic life. Nino Zaalishvili has done some theoretical work. In 2000, she published a reference book, “Who is Who”: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Georgian Artists and Art Critics. The artist is the author and compiler of the books “Apolon Kutateladze. 1899-1972” (2014) and “Russian Artists of Georgia. The twenty-first century” (2007). She researched the history of illustrations of Shakespeare. She was the author of the International Scientific Project “Shakespeare in Georgian Fine Arts”. Nino Zaalishvili has made an important contribution to the research and development of Georgian Exlibris. She established and developed a Georgian Ex-libris Show in 2001 and published the exhibition catalogue “Exhibition of 37 Georgian Ex-libris Artists”. She is the author of the children’s book “Colorful Stories of Ladybug Ana-Maria” published in 2013. She has participated in local and international exhibitions since 1972. Nino Zaalishvili’s solo exhibition was held in 2013. In 1998, she received the Medal of Honor.

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