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 Niko Pirosmani  (1862 - 1918)

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Lived/Active: Georgia      Known for: landscape, portrait, animal and rural life painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Niko Pirosmani
1862 (Kakheti, Georgia)
1918 (Tbilisi, Georgia)


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landscape, portrait, animal and rural life painting

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From Georgia, a former Soviet Republic, Niko Pirosmani became a self-taught, 'primitive' painter of portraits, landscapes, animals and rural scenes, many of them reflecting his childhood background of growing up in the late 19th century.  His  method, totally unique to him, was painting on black oilcloth.  He was raised near the village of Kakheti on a small farm that also had a vineyard but spent most of his life in the large city of Tiflis, now called Tbilisi, where he arrived a (showing 500 of 6998 characters).

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