David Kakabadze

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Born in 1889, Bagdati, Georgia.

Died in 1952, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Merited Art Worker of Georgia

1901 -1910 – Attended Gymnasium in Kutaisi, Georgia

1910 – 1915 – With the support of the “Chemo” Union of Georgian Entrepreneurs he continued studying at the St. Petersburg University, Russia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. Simultaneously, attended the Art Studio of Dmitriev-Kavkazski.

1913 – 1914 – Took interest in Cubism. Together with P. Philonov he published the “Sdelannaia Kartina”(“The Elaborated Picture”) manifesto.

1916 – Joined the Society of Georgian Artists.

1918 – Returned to Tbilisi, Georgia and started teaching natural sciences and art at the Tbilisi First Gymnasium for Boys.

1919 – Together with L. Gudiashvili, K. Zdanevich, S. Sudeikin, and Z. Valishevski painted the interior of the “Kimerioni” café.

1919 – Supported by the government of independent Georgia David Kakabadze, together with other Georgian artists, left for Paris to continue studies there.

1919 – 1927 – Worked in France.

1920 – The “Paris” series of cubistic drawings and paintings were created.

1921 – Traveled to North France where watercolor series “Bretagne” were created.

1922 -Invented a new system in the field of stereo cinematography.

1927 – Traveled to Germany, Italy, and Greece and returned to Georgia.

1928 – Joined the SARMA (Organization of the Georgian Revolutionary Artists) manifesto.

1928 – Was invited to work for the Kutaisi Theatre by Theatre Director Kote Marjanishvili.

1928 – 1950 – Worked for different theatres in Georgia as well as the “Georgian  Film” Studio. Made stage and costume designs for up to 30 plays and films.

1931 – Managed the production of documentary “The Old Monuments of Georgia”.

1928 – 1948 – Professor at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts.

1933 – 1942 – Vice rector at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts.

1948 – Was dismissed from the Academy of Arts as a “formalist” artist and was never able to return during the last three years of life.

1950 – Started working on Stalin’s three-dimensional portrait, which can be considered as an example of the pre-laser halogen. It was an avant-garde concept in the Soviet reality. The project remained    unfulfilled.

David Kakabadze is the author of a number of scientific researches in the field of art, including “David Kakabadze,” Paris, 1924; “Art and Space,” Paris, 1926; and “Genesis and Types of the Georgian Ornament,” 1947.

Solo Exhibitions:

1928 – ‘Constructivism,’ Tbilisi, Georgia.

2012 – ‘David Kakabadze – Great Georgian Modernist’, David Kakabadze Kutaisi

2012 – Fine Arts Gallery, Kutaisi, Georgia.

2013 – The National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2015 – ‘David Kakabadzé, Passages,’ Musée Maillol, Paris, France.

2019 – ‘David Kakabadze 130,’ TBC Art Gallery, David Kakabadze Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2019 – ‘David Kakabadze 130’ (From Private Collections),

2019 – Alexander Chavchavadze House Museum, David Kakabadze Foundation, Baia Gallery,2019 – TBC Status, Tsinandali, Georgia.

Group Exhibitions:

1919 – The First Exhibition of the Georgian Art, Temple of Glory, Tbilisi, Georgia.

1921 – Exhibition of the Georgian Art, Galerie La Licorne, Paris, France.

1924 – Salon des Indèpendants, annual exhibition: ‘Architecture et Arts qui Se Rattachent,’ Paris, France.

1925 – Salon des Indèpendants, annual exhibition: ‘L’Art d’Aujourdhui,’ Paris France.

1926 – Exhibition of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA.

1935 – Spring Exhibition of Works of Georgian Artists, Tbilisi, Georgia.

1941 – Exhibition of the Georgian Art (20th and 25th anniversaries of Soviet Georgia), Tbilisi, Georgia.

1949 – Art Exhibition (Stalin’s 70th Birthday), Tbilisi, Georgia.

1965 – Republican Exhibition of Theatre and Cinema, Tbilisi, Georgia.

1969 – Exhibition of Georgian Art, Dresden, Germany.

1971 – Exhibition of the Rustaveli National Theatre Painters, Tbilisi, Georgia.

1975 – ‘Man and His World,’ Montreal, Canada.

1979 – ‘Moscow – Paris 1900 – 1930,’ The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.

1981 – ‘Paris – Moscow 1900 – 1930,’ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

1999, 2000 – ‘From Generation to Generation,’ Modern Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2005 – ‘Fantastic City,’ Baia Gallery, Gallery Vernissage, TBC Bank, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2008 – ‘The XX Century – Starting Space,’ Georgian Modernism from Private Collections, Baia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2010 – ‘The Twentieth Century Georgian Painting from the Private Collections and Contemporary Artists,’ Baia Gallery, Tbilisi Georgia.

2017 – ‘Rarity,’ Baia Gallery, Tbilisi Georgia.

2018 – ‘Collector,’ Silk Factory Studio, Baia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2019 – ‘Expo 1919–2019,’ Baia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2020,2021 – ‘Art Expo XX-XXI,’ Baia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2021- 2022 – ‘Elene Akhvlediani And Her Era,’ Baia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.


Давид Какабадзе. Издательство Союза писателей Грузии “Заря Востока”. Тбилиси,1958



Давид Какабадзе.Выставка Картин Давид Какабадзе. 1981



David Kakabadze in Theatre. Natela Urushadze.Georgian Theatre Society. Tbilisi, 1982



David Kakabadze «Du Tableau Constructif». Published in Paris in 1921.Designed by the artist.



David Kakabadze. Georgian Information Agnecny.Tbilisi, 1983



Давид Какабадзе. Путь художника. Художник и время. Москва. Советский художник. 1989



David Kakabadze. Cultural Heritage.Tbilisi, Nekeri



David Kakabadze “Art and Space” (Paris 1924-1925). Published in 1926 in Paris. Cover designed by the artist. Copies 510, 40 pages, Including 8 black/white reproductions.



From David kakabadze’s archive. Parmen Margvelashvili. Nekeri, 2009



David Kakabadze.Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Tbilisi, 2013



David Kakabadze 130 Jubilee Catalogue. Tbilisi, 2019



David Kakabadze “Paris. 1920,1921, 1922, 1923”. Published in 1924 in Paris. Cover designed by the artist. Copies 500, 80 pages, Including 16 black/white reproductions.