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Revaz Tarkhan-Mouravi was born in Tbilisi. In 1954, he graduated from the Tbilisi Art Academy. He was a disciple of Davit Kakabadze and Sergo Kobuladze. Participated in exhibitions since 1955. His graphic works are characterized by dynamism, rhythmicity, compositional integrity. It is worth noting the…

Mirian Shvelidze – painter, set designer and interior decorator, who in collaboration with the eminent stage director, Robert Sturua, created a new era in Georgian stage design. In 1971 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts where he studied scenic design with Parnaoz…

Parnaoz (Parna) Lapiashvili was one of the most renowned  representatives of the 20th century Georgian scenic and film production design. He designed more than 100 theatre, opera and ballet performances and was a designer of the popular Georgian films Keto and Kote  by Vakhtang Tabliahsvili …

“Patriarch of the Georgian Scenography”, “The Man Who Clad the Dance”,  “The artist, who created his own signature style in set design and costumes” – such are the words the art critics usually use to describe  Simon Virsaladze, commonly known as Soliko, the Georgian painter…

Georgi (Gogi) Alexi-Meskhishvili was born in 1941 into the family of renowned architect Lado Alexi-Meskhishvili. In 1967 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, and since that time has actively participated in exhibitions. Beginning from 1971, Gogi Alexi-Meskhishvili served as stage designer of the Shota Rustaveli Drama…

After Graduating Tbilisi Economical Institute, in 1922 young Korneli Sanadze started classes in Mose Toidze Public Art Studio. In 1924 he entered Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, where he attended lectures of E. Lancere, I. Sharleman, G .Gabashvili, E, Tatevosian. From 1934 he started…

Sculptor, graphic artist, painter and illustrator, theater and film designer, Tamara Abakelia was the first female sculptor in Georgia, who created a landmark example of a large-scale  statuary.   While studying at the Tbilisi State Academy of Art, young Tamar attracted the attention of Iakob…

Irina Stenberg was educated in Tbilisi. In the late 1920s she entered the world of the Russian artistic elite. In the 1930s she returned to Georgia and began doing artistic work for local theatres. In order to do so, however, she had to renounce her…

Ema Lalaeva-Ediberidze started painting at a very young age. She entered the Tbilisi State Academy of Art in 1921. In 1924-28 she continued her studies at the academy’s graphic design department. Starting in the 1930s she tried her hand in almost all media of art.…

Theater and movie artist, graphic artist, cartoonist. One of those modernists whose work has not been studied at all, although he can be considered one of the reformers of Georgian theatrical painting. His merit is great, as he widely spread the new scenographic language in…

Mamia Malazonia’s works are outstanding for their versatility. He creates paintings and easel graphics, illustrations, and posters. He is also interested in set design for theatre, cinematography, animation, monumental-decorative and applied arts. “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” illustrated by him deserves particular attention, each…

  Alexander Shervashidze is a stage designer, artist, book illustrator and designer, art critic and public figure. On his father’s side, he is a descendant of the Shervashidze state house, the grandson of the last prince of Abkhazia, Georgy Shervashidze, and on his mother’s side,…

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