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Exhibition July 17 − August 31, 2019

Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi 130

The Georgian National Museum presents the anniversary retrospective exhibition in Valencia’s Sighnaghi Museum.Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi 130"The exhibition includes famous and little-known works of the master, theatrical sketches and caricatures. The artist’s creative activity was very diverse. He worked on thematic paintings and portraits, in theatrical-decorative art and book illustration, for many years he taught at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts The main theme for the author was historical painting.

Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi was born in 1889 in the Kakheti village. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Finished his art education, he returned to Georgia. At first he settled in his native Kakheti, earned his living by teaching drawing, then moved to Tbilisi, where he actively participated in the activities of the Society of Georgian Artists. The artist collaborated with the newspaper Sakhartvelo, on the pages of which his drawings were regularly printed (caricatures, everyday scenes, allegorical and historical compositions). He died in 1943.