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Janri Lolashvili is a People’s Artist of Georgia, a Laureate of the State Prize, a Knight of the European Order of Human History, and the owner of many other awards and titles. “In painting, I am a director, dramatist, scenographer and actor. This feeling, this…

Tamar Minashvili was born in 1964 in Tbilisi. In 1980-1984, she studied at the school of Jacob Nikoladze and was Elene Akhvlediani scholarship holder. After graduating the school, in the same year she entered Tbilisi Apollon Kutateladze Fine Arts Academy. In 1991-1993, she completed a…

Mikheil Khvitia was born in 1924 in Zugdidi. In 1948, he graduated from the painting faculty of the Tbilisi Academy of Arts, in the class of Professor Aleksandre Tsimakuridze. He was a scholarship holder named after Repin. In 1948-51, he continued his studies at the…

Thamar de Létay-Vachnadze served as the Artistic Director of the Sao Paulo Theater and held a prominent position within the creative elite of Paris. Her departure from Georgia was precipitated by the Soviet occupation, prompting her initial relocation to France before subsequently pursuing her artistic…

Serapion Vatsadze – Honored Artist of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, the theatre artist, film set designer, painter, and graphic artist,  was among the first graduates of the Tbilisi Academy of Arts: he entered the Faculty of Sculpture and Decorative Painting in 1922, however, by…

Giorgi Sesiashvili, a sculptor, graphic artist, and teacher, honored artist of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, was born in 1893. In 1912, he went to Switzerland to study French. At the same time, he enrolled in  École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva to study drawing and…

Nikoloz Koka Tsikhelashvili was born in Tbilisi. In 1982-1988, he studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tbilisi State Art Academy. The diploma work was sent to the exhibition of the best diploma works of the Soviet Union in Moscow. From 2005 to 2022,…

Rezo (Emeliane) Adamia was born in Senaki, Georgia in 1938. In 1970, he graduated from the painting faculty of the Tbilisi State Fine Arts Academy. In 1969-1971, he worked as an art teacher at the 50th secondary school in Tbilisi. In 1974-1988, he worked as…

Lev Baiakhchev was born in Tbilisi, representative of the 50s generation of artists. The main motifs of his painting are Tbilisi landscapes, portraits, still lives and nudes. Lev Bayakhchev graduated from Tbilisi Art Academy in 1954, where he studied in the workshops of Sergo Kobuladze,…

Artist Vakhtang Muskhelishvili graduated from Jacob Nicoladze Art College (1974-1978) and then the painting faculty of the Tbilisi State Fine Arts Academy in 1984. He devoted four years teaching painting at the Tbilisi Children’s Art School before being appointed Art Professor at the Academy of…

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…

Oskar Schmerling Georgian painter and graphic artist of German origin. He studied first at the St. Petersburg Art Academy (from 1884) and then in Munich (1891–1892). He returned to Tbilisi in 1893. He was the director of the Tbilisi Art School, and then the School…

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