(1901 – 1975)
1960 – Was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Georgia 1971 – Received the Shota Rustaveli Premium 1918 – Graduated the Art Studio headed by B. Vogel and N. Sklifosovsky with the certificate of an artist- teacher. 1922 – Studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts,the faculty of painting under tuition of Gigo Gabashvili. 1922 – Left for Italy and continued to France.
1922 – 1927 – Worked in Paris. 1924 – Studied at the Académie Colarossi, founded by Italian Sculptor Filippo Colarossi. After returning to Georgia Akhvlediani had exhibitions in Tbilisi, Telavi and Kutaisi. Worked with Theatre Director Kote Marjanishviliat the Kutaisi Theatre as well as at the theatres of Tbilisi, Moscow, Kiev and Leningrad, in total making the stage designs for 70 plays. In 1950s she began working in cinematography as an art director. She designed costumes for the films: “Chrichina” (Cricket), “Eter’s Song”, “Ceased Song”. Later Akhvlediani made drawings for SergoParajanov’s film “Color of Pomegranate” (unfulfilled project). At the end of 1950s she travelled to the Baltic States and Czechoslovakia and made series of landscapes of Tallinn and Bratislava. In 1960s the artist revived the tradition introduced by Boris Vogel and, together with a group of artists,visitedvarious regions of Georgia, doing plain-air painting and organizing concluding exhibitions.
Solo exhibitions: 1926 – Quatre Chemins Galerie. Paris, France. 1927 -The “Orient” hall of the Society of the Georgian Artists. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1928 -Telavi and Kutaisi, Georgia. 1930 – Kharkov, Ukraine. 1930 – Moscow, Russia. 1960 – Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1961 – Erevan, Armenia. – Baku, Azerbaijan. 1967 – The State Museum of Oriental Art. Moscow, Russia. 1968 -The “Winter” Series.Elene Akhvlediani’s studio. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1971 – Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1971 – Publishing House “Merani”. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1972 -The “Old Tbilisi” Series, House of Art Workers. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1975 – Pianist Sviatoslav Richter’s apartment. Moscow, Russia.
Group Exhibitions: 1919 – The first and second exhibitions of Georgian artists “The Temple of Glory”. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1925 – 1927 – Exhibitions at Salondes Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne, Paris, France. 1930 – Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art. Vienna, Austria. 1937 – Georgian Landscape Art. Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery. Tbilisi. 1937 – “Shota Rustaveli and His Epoch” exhibition. Georgian National Museum. Tbilisi, Georgia. 1967 – Exhibition of the works by E. Akhvlediani and K. Maghalashvili. Tallinn, Estonia. 1973 – Georgian Landscape Exhibition. Tbilisi, Georgia.