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David Kakabadze

 (1889 - 1952)
David Kakabadze was active/lived in Russian Federation.  David Kakabadze is known for painting.

David Kakabadze

Biography from Shapiro Auctions New York

Davit (David) Kakabadze was an important Georgian avant-garde painter and graphic artist.  Born into a peasant family in the village of Kukhi (near Khoni, Georgia), Kakabdze was supported by local philanthropists and went to study natural sciences at St. Petersburg University, from where he graduated in 1916.  While in St. Petersburg, he studied painting with Dmitroyev-Kavkazy.

From 1919 to 1927, Kakabaze lived and worked in Paris, where he participated in joint exhibitions with Lado Gudiashvili and Shalva Kikodze.  He also participated in the Societe des Artistes Independants exhibitions while in Paris.  Returning to Georgia in 1927, Kakabadze began collaborating with the leading Georgian theater director Kote Marjanishivili, for whom he produced set designs for Marjanishvili's theatre in Kutsai.

Kakabadze became a professor at the Tbilisi State Academy of the Arts in 1928.  A formalist and avant-gardist until the end, Kakabadze never fully adopted the offical art of Socialist Realism espoused by the authorities, and was dismissed from the Academy in 1948.

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About  David Kakabadze

Born:  1889 - Kukhi (near Khoni, Georgia)
Died:   1952
Known for:  painting