National Gallery of Georgia named after Shevardnadze presents a retrospective exhibitionValerian Sidamon-Eristavidedicated to the 130th anniversary of the artist. The exposition includes famous and little-known paintings and graphics of the author, theatrical sketches, shorts and caricatures. 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. Having completed his artistic education, he returned to Georgia. At first he settled in his native Kakheti, made a living teaching painting, then moved to Tbilisi, where he took an active part in the activities of the Society of Georgian Artists. The artist collaborated with the Sahartvelo newspaper, on the pages of which his drawings were regularly printed (caricatures, everyday scenes, allegorical and historical compositions). He died in 1943.