Gudiashvili Lado Davidovich
Gudiashvili Lado (Vladimir) Davidovich (1896–1980) was a Georgian avant–garde artist. In 1910 he entered the Tbilisi Painting and Sculpture School , from which he graduated in 1914. In 1915, Gudiashvili met a great Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani, who greatly influenced the artist. Gudiashvili lived in Paris for 5 years from 1920 until 1925, where he was a regular visitor of "La Ruche", a famous artist’s residence, where he met I. Zuloaga, Amedeo Modigliani, Nathalia Goncharova, and Mikhail Larionov. In 1925, Lado Gudiashvili returned to Georgia with his new collection of paintings. Gudiashvili freely used mythological allegories and the traditions of old Caucasian and Persian art. He also worked as a book illustrator, and a cinema and theater decorator. Gudiashvili’s works are represented at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the Bakhrushin State Central Theater Museum, the State Museum of Eastern Peoples, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the State Art Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi.