Elene-Akhvlediani

Elene Akhvlediani

Date of Birth:

April 5, 1901

Date of Death:

December 30, 1975 (Age of 74)

Place of Birth:

Telavi, Georgia

Education:

1918-1922 – Tbilisi State Academy of Arts

1922-1927 – Académie Colarossi, Paris, Fance

Short Biography:

Artist moved back to her home country in 1927; From 1928 year on she worked as a theatre artist at Marjanishvili theatre in Kutaisi. Elene Akhvlediani worked on 72 plays not only in various georgian cities, but also in other countries different towns, like Leningrad (St. Petersbourg), Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow Theatres. Should be noted her work on Zakaria Paliashvili’s “Abesalom and Eteri” play (1942-1943, Opera nad Ballete Theatre of Tbilisi), Giacomo Puccini’s “Boheme” (1944-1945, Moscow, Tchaikovsky Opera Studio), Zurab Antonov’s “Solar Eclipse in Georgia” (1932-1933, Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre), Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (1955-1956, Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine) etc.

Elene Akhvlediani also worked productively on book illustrations. She made illustrations for, for example, Vaja-Pshavela’s poems and tales, Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, Henry Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha”, Victor Hugo’s “The Man Who Laughs”, David Kasradze’s “Lady-Butterfly” and so on. Children’s Art Gallery is named in honor of Elene Akhvlediani.