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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…

Lela Tabliashvili studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1986-92, at the Graphic Arts department in the animation workshop. The diploma work was an animated version of Vepkhistkaosani (The Knight in the Tiger’s Skin) – director Mamia Malazonia. In 1988, she was on…

Ivane (Vano) Enoukidzé was a Georgian emigrant artist born in Kutaisi in 1907. In 1920, his family moved to Tbilisi, where he pursued studies at Tbilisi State University’s Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences. During this period, he actively engaged in political events, becoming a…

“To soar up to the sky and cry out to the whole world about its strangeness and imperfection” – this is how Solomon Gershov (1906-1989), artist/graphic artist, representative of the Russian avant-garde, saw the artist’s mission.Solom Gershov was born in 1906 in Dvinsk (present-day Daugavpils,…

She was born in the family of a sculptor. In the house, which was at the same time a workshop and the environment where the constant creative process took place. Perhaps that is why, in her works, one can feel the interest in plastic rendering…

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…

Gigo Zaziashvili, a Georgian artist, was born into the family of Ivane Zaziashvili, a Georgian signboard painter. As a self-taught painter, Gigo Zaziashvili faced the adversity of poverty, which deprived him of a formal elementary education. His life took a turn at the age of…

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