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Futurist artist of Polish descent, one of the important figures of the Tbilisi Avant-garde, Zygmunt (Ziga) Waliszewski was born in 1897 in St. Petersburg. In 1908, his family moved to Georgia, Tbilisi, where he spent his childhood and youth. Here he graduated from the Nikolai…

Lado Gudiashvili, the outstanding figure among Georgian modernists with his unique and distinguished style, represents a prolific artist whose carrier spans more than 60 years and comprises the periods of both the Tbilisi Modernism and Socialist Realism. He graduated from the Tiflis School of Painting…

Ilia Zautashvili is a multimedia artist who has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions and art events, from New York to Seoul. He is the founder of many creative groups and institutional initiatives, as well as the author of critical essays. He is also…

Shalva Kikodze – painter, graphic artist, one of the brightest representatives of the Tbilisi avant-garde movement. He was born in 1894 in the village of Bakhvi, Guria region in Georgia. In 1902-1912 he studied at the Tbilisi Gymnasium. In 1914, on a scholarship from the Society…

Luka Lasareishvili/Luca Lazar is an independent professional artist who has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums since 1982. He works in a variety of media: painting, installations, objects, and video art. Lazar spent 1989 as an artist-in-residence at the Museum…

Loretta Shengelia – Honored Artist of Georgia (1982), graphic artist, and painter, graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1966, where she mastered the art of drawing and graphic under  Lado Grigolia and Sergo Kobuladze. Loretta Shengelia has significantly contributed to the development…

Painter, graphic artist, stage and costume designer, book illustrator. 1911-1915:  she studied at the School of the Caucasian Society of Fine Arts, under Iakob Nikoladze, Mose Toidze and  Oscar Shmerling. 1915:  went to the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and proceeded with her…

Gela Manjavidze (b.1958) belongs to the generation of Georgian artists of the ‘80s. He graduated from Tbilisi State Art Academy in 1980. “The life of an artist is colorful, like a spectrum of colors spanning from red to purple”, the artist claims. Artists of Gela…

Georgian avant-garde artist, stage designer, one of the founders of the Georgian and Russian  Cubo-Futurism, creator of “orchestral painting”, the variety of Ilya Zdanevich’s concept of “Vsyiochestvo” (everythingness). He was born in 1892 in Kojori, Georgia. Father was of Polish descent, mother, Gamreklidze –  Georgian…

Ia Gigoshvili  – Graphic artist, alumna of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. She studied at the Department of Graphic Arts under Sergo Kobuladze and Loretta Shengelia. She proceeded with her studies at the postgraduate courses of Sergo Kobuladze’s studio under the guidance of Ucha…

David Kakabadze was born in 1889, in the village of Kukhi, Georgia. After finishing Kutaisi gymnasium, he studied at the faculty of Natural Sciences within St. Petersburg University. Simultaneously, he worked in the studio of the painter L. Dimitryev-Kavkazsky. “Maybe it sounds paradoxically, but science…

Nino Morbedadze graduated from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts with a specialty of Graphic Artist and immediately attracted attention of general public with her large, figurative, surrealistic-style compositions marked  with the skill of exceptional draftsman and depicting a  strange and mysterious world.    During the…

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