About Art – Shalva Kikodze

Shalva Kikodze (Georgian: შალვა ქიქოძე) (1894 – 1921) was a Georgian expressionist painter, graphic artist and cartoonist. After studying at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture he returned to Georgia to work as a theater decorator for Jabadari Theater in Tbilisi.

Self Portrait (1920). Shalva Kikodze

Self Portrait (1920). Shalva Kikodze

In 1921 Kikodze moved to Paris where his work was exhibited in the gallery “La Licorne”.

Adjarian Women by Shalva Kikodze

Adjarian Women by Shalva Kikodze

Khevsureti (1920) by Shalva Kikodze

Khevsureti (1920) by Shalva Kikodze

After a long illness, Kikodze died in Germany in 1921 and was buried in Freiburg. Many of his works are now on display at the Art Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi.

Woman with a Jar by Shalva Kikodze

Woman with a Jar by Shalva Kikodze

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2 Responses to “About Art – Shalva Kikodze”
  1. rumpydog says:

    Impressive work. I’d not heard of him before.

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