Sturua, Robert (Georgian), b. 1916

Robert Sturua Snr (1916 – 1981)

Robert Sturua Snr - father of the one of the greatest theatre directors of modern times Robert Sturua. He was born in a little village called Nabakevi in Georgia.

In 1933-1939 he studied in the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. He continued his studies in the Institute of Graphic arts in Moscow. His teachers were the famous Georgian and Russian painters – V. Sidamon-Eristavi, I. Grabar’ and N. Chernyshev.

He designed monumental-decorative panels for the most important Soviet buildings in Georgia such as Museum of Lenin in Tbilisi and VDNKh of the Georgian Republic. He also produced a number of portraits and depicted on canvases everyday life. His works attest to the fact that there is no unimportant topic or event for him. His ability to turn casual event into one of significance, reality – into fairy tale, person – into the hero, perfectly served Soviet expectations of the time.

Robert Sturua Snr was a recognised and appreciated figure in Soviet art and received the honorary title of "the National Painter of the Georgian Soviet Republic".

The artist’s works can be found in the leading museums in Georgia such as National Museum and National Picture Gallery, State Museum of Theatre etc., many of his works are also kept in private collections.



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Portrait of spouse
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Portrait of spouse

1946

Oil on Canvas

69x52cm

Portrait of Jorjik Khalatov
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Portrait of Jorjik Khalatov

1962

oil on cardboard

33x24cm

Elene
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Elene

1960

Tempera

24x31cm

Portrait of a Woman
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Portrait of a Woman

Unknown Date

Tempera

Portrait of a Young Lady
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Portrait of a Young Lady

Unknown Date

Tempera

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