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Niko Pirosmani

 (1862 - 1918)
Niko Pirosmani was active/lived in Georgia.  Niko Pirosmani is known for landscape, portrait, animal and rural life painting.

Biography  
Niko Pirosmani


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 as an orphan youth. 

In that town, he became very well known and locally appreciated.  It is written that "He was much sought after, his signs were a feature of the streets in the railway district of Tiflis, and his paintings adorned  ...  Displaying 750 of 6998 characters.



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About  Niko Pirosmani

Born:  1862 - Kakheti, Georgia
Died:   1918 - Tbilisi, Georgia
Known for:  landscape, portrait, animal and rural life painting