Meir Pichhadze

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Meir Pichhadze (August 16, 1955 in Kutaisi, Georgia – February 4, 2010 in Tel Aviv, Israel) was an Israeli artist and painter.

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

Pichhadze died after a six-month battle with cancer.[2]


  1. ^ Labyrinth of solitude (Interview with painter Tal Mazliach, a Kalisher classmate and friend of Pichhadze's), Haaretz English edition, 26 March 2010
  2. ^ Painter Meir Pichhadze dies at 54

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