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Tengiz Samsonadze (1928–2008) was a prominent figure in Georgian fine art. After completing his studies at the Iakob Nikoladze Art School in 1949, he furthered his education at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts, specialising in painting, graphics, theatre, film, and television painting. Additionally, he excelled…

The self-taught painter Ivane (Vano) Meliashvili, hailing from Tianeti, Georgia, possessed a profound understanding of Georgian mosaic and its intricate techniques. This discernible influence is palpable in his notable works, such as The Portrait of King Tamar and Vazha-Pshavela and His Family. Meliashvili’s mastery extended…

Oleg Kochakidze, a Georgian theatre artist, architect, painter, and director, was born in Moscow, Russia. Later, he moved to Tbilisi and studied on the faculty of architecture at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts until 1959, where he met Alexander Slovensky and Yuri Chikvaidze, who would play…

Renowned scenographer, director, artist, production designer, and screenwriter Yuri Chikvaidze was born in Tbilisi in 1934. In 1959, he completed his studies at the Faculty of Architecture of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, where he forged connections with Oleg Kochakidze and Aleksandre Slovinsky. Together,…

Alexander Slovinsky, born in Tbilisi in 1935 to the distinguished engineer Nikoloz Slovinsky and Barbara Yosava, emerged as a prominent figure in the realm of Georgian scenography and fine arts. Upon completing his school education in 1953, Slovinsky embarked on a journey into the realm of…

Dmitry Nalbandyan, a distinguished painter and portraitist, achieved acclaim as the People’s Artist of the USSR (1969), Hero of Socialist Labour (1976), and a recipient of the Lenin and Stalin prizes (1946–1951). The artist of Armenian origin, Nalbandyan, was born in Tbilisi, and his artistic…

Robert Kondakhsazov, a native of Tbilisi, embarked on his artistic journey after completing his education, enrolling in the painting faculty of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Under the mentorship of esteemed instructors V. Shukhaev and S. Kobuladze, he meticulously honed his painting skills. Having…

David Gvelesiani, the nephew of the esteemed painter Romanoz (Roman) Gvelesiani, undertook his artistic education at The Tiflis Fine Arts Encouraging Caucasus Society’s painting and sculpture school from 1906 to 1907. Subsequently, in 1911, he successfully completed his studies at the Boy’s I gymnasium. In…

Tamar Kharabadze is an artist, painter, and graphic artist, representing the generation of artists from the 1970s. In 1974, she graduated from the I. Chavchavadze Tbilisi State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, majoring in French. From 1972 to 1976, she pursued studies at the Ivane…

In 1979, Davit Melikishvili graduated from the Art Pedagogical School named after I. Nikoladze. In 1979-84, he studied at the Tbilisi State Art Academy. Since 1989, he cooperated with “Ano da Vano” magazine. He designed the cover for the book Marina Mamulashvili’s prose. He works…

David (Devi) Khmaladze was born in Tbilisi into a family of artists, which influenced his passion for art from an early age. He began his formal education at the Tbilisi Iakob Nikoladze Art College and continued his studies in 1985 at the Faculty of Sculpture…

Gogi Mikeladze mastered the art of film production design at the Painting Department of the Tbilisi Academy of Arts (1965 – 1971). After his graduation, he got involved in the projects of Georgian Film Studio. He is the production designer of many famous and popular…

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