Pichhadze Meir

Meir Pichhadze was born in 1955 in Kutaisi, Georgia.

Pichhadze began studying art as a child with the sculptor Razu Ramishvili.
He moved with his family to Israel in 1973.
There his work revealed influences of the primitivist stylings of Georgian painter Niko Pirosmanashvili. 

In 1983, Pichhadze began studying at the Kalisher College of Art. 
His first exhibition was at the school’s newly opened gallery. 

He was known for his unusual style, most notably for painting on a black canvas instead of the traditional white canvas. 

Pichhadze died at the age of 54 in 2010 after a six-month battle with cancer.

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