Shalva Kikodze
Cartoons of famous Georgian public figures of XX century from private collection

SHALVA KIKODZE

(1894 - 1921)

Painter, graphic artist, cartoonist.

Studied at the Georgian Nobility Gymnasium.
1914 entered the Faculty of Law at Moscow University.
During 1916 - 1918 he continued studies at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
In Moscow as well as in Tbilisi he worked for theatre and satirical magazines, periodicals, and published
caricatures of public figures. He also worked as a stage designer. He was actively involved in the activities of the “Society of Georgian Artists”.
1919 Shalva Kikodze was sent to Paris by the “Society of Georgian Artists” to further his art studies. The period spent by the artist in Paris, appeared to be very productive.
1921 exhibited works together with David Kakabadze and Lado Gudiashvili at gallery “La Licorne”.
In 1921 he died in Germany after a severe illness. The artist is buried in Freiburg.