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Maisuradze, Georgii (Grigorii) Ivanovich


Born June 6 (18), 1817, in the village of Tsinandali, present-day Telavi Raion; died June 6(18), 1885, in Kutaisi. Painter; founder of the realistic school of Georgian portraiture.

Maisuradze was a serf of the poet A. G. Chavchavadze, who freed him in 1837. He studied with K. P. Briullov at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art from 1837 to 1844. In 1850 he went to live in Kutaisi, where he worked as a teacher. His paintings include portraits of A. Bagrationi (1839), I. Chichinadze(1853), and N. Abuladze (1860’s), all in the Museum of Arts of the Georgian SSR in Tbilisi.


Kvasxvaze, P’. Giorgi Maisuraze. Tbilisi, 1958.
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