About Art – Sign Boards Painted by Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili) (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი) is considered to be one of Georgia’s greatest artists. Self-taught, he led an impoverished life and it was only after his death in 1918 that his naive style became admired. He produced an immense number of paintings, including sign boards for shops and inns, many of which have been lost over time but some have survived.

Sign board advertising beer by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising beer by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising tea, beer, wines and spirits by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising tea, beer, wines and spirits by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising wine by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising wine by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising wine by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising wine by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising wine by Niko Pirosmani

Sign board advertising wine by Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani is revered in Georgia today and his paintings are considered a Georgian national treasure. Georgians affectionately refer to him as ‘Nikala’.

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