Radish Tordia

Radish Tordia (born 1936), Georgian painter. Studied at the Iakob Nikoladze School of Art and Tbilisi Academy of Arts. Member of the Union of Artists. Honoured Artist of Georgia, People's Artist of Georgia. Lives and works in Tbilisi.
Born: 1936, Norio (Georgia)

Georgian painter. Born in the family of Terentius Tordia in the village of Norio near the town of Abasha in western Georgia (1936). Studied at the Iakob Nikoladze School of Art in Tbilisi (1951–56) and Tbilisi Academy of Arts (1956–62). Member of the Union of Artists. Painted a monumental composition for Politeknikuri (renamed Technical University in 2011) underground station in Tbilisi (1979). Honoured Artist of Georgia (1979), People’s Artist of Georgia (1990), winner of the Shota Rustaveli State Prize (1980) and the Order of Honour (1997). Lives and works in Tbilisi. Contributed to exhibitions (from 1962). Contributed to the Exhibition of Painting by Five Georgian Artists (Nana Meskhidze, Givi Narmania, Zurab Razmadze, Radish Tordia and Bezhan Shvelidze) in Moscow (1977), Ten Prominent Artists from Georgia in Moscow (1981), Begegnung–Kontakte I at Vilnius Museum of Art (1985–86) and the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum in Duisburg (1986), Begegnung–Kontakte II at the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum in Duisburg (1991), Abylkhan Kasteyev Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty (1991) and the Central House of the Artist in Moscow (1991), exhibitions of Georgian artists in Damascus (1978), Madrid (1986), Budapest (1987), Paris (1991), Japan (1991), Italy (1997) and Prague (1997), All Creatures Great and Small: Russian Animal Art (18th to 21st Centuries) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2004), Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union (1960–85) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2006), Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece at the Ioseb Grishashvili Museum of History in Tbilisi (2008), Contemporary Georgian Artworks by the Professors of Tbilisi State Academy of Art at the OPA Centro Arte e Cultura in Florence (2009), Fighters against Greyness: Exhibition of the Artists of the 50’s Generation at the Galerie Patries van Dorst in Leiden (2010), Prague-Paris International Exhibition (1982) and one-man shows in Tunisia (1980), Moscow (1989), Tbilisi (1990, 2000), Cologne (1992), Dresden (1996) and Savage in Maryland (2005).

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