Merab Merabishvili, an artist – sculptor, a People’s
Artist of Georgia, a real member of the Georgian Academy
of Science and the Russian Academy of Arts, Professor of
the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, the head of the
Department of Drawing 1991-2004, honorable citizen of
Tbilisi born on July 6, 1931 in Tbilisi, in the family
of celebrated Georgian sculptor and public figure
Konstantine Merabishvili and his wife Sophia.
Konstantine Merabishvili was also a real member of the
Russian Academy of Arts, a People’s Artist of Georgia,
Professor of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, an
author of the Monument of Shota Rustaveli and creator of
numerous other monuments and portraits.
Merab Merabishvili’s creative work had begun in 1959,
his being a postgraduate of the Academy of Arts and is
going on now.
M. Merabishvili’s art the following works are considered
1. The Monument of A. Griboedov in Tbilisi, bronze,
size 5m 40cm. (without pedestal). Union competition I
2. The Horsed Statue of King Erekle the Second in Telavi,
bronze, 1971, size 8.5 m. (without pedestal). Republican
competition I award;
3. The Horsed Statue of General P. Bagrationi in
bronze 1984,size 6m. (without pedestal);
4. The Monument of G. Dimitrov in Moscow, bronze, 1973
(with K. Merabishvili) size 6m. (without pedestal).
Union competition I award;
5. The monument of Shota Rustaveli in Hungary, the city
of Budapest, bronze, 2011
(with K. Merabishvili);
6. The Horsed Statue of General P. Bagrationi in Moscow,
Kutusov Avenue, bronze, 1999, size 6m. (without
7. The Monument of Academician N. Bogolubov in Dubna,
(Moscow District, the Centre Atomic Research) bronze,
2001, size 3 m. (with pedestal);
8. The Monument of poet I. Mosashvili in Tbilisi,
size 3m. (with pedestal).
Compositions: “Sorrow”, “Prometheus” and others, wide
gallery of portraits of famous workers, the bust of
George Bush (elder) which is now at the Texas
M. Merabishvili is now working on the monument of
composer Rezo Lagidze and on the monument of academician
V. Veksler in Dubna.
He was awarded with two gold medals of the Russian
Academy of Arts (1961, 2001) and G. Dimitrov gold medal
According the words of Mr. Merabishvili his credo in
fine Arts is: “In my creative work I’m a realist. As
it’s known, realism has a wide diapason and it doesn’t
prevent me from great interest and deep respect to the
new trends in Art.
I’m indifferent in what style and manner is done the
work, if there exists Art.
The Image is the apotheosis in Art. It opens not only
the essence of the subject, but also mind and soul of
the artist, his attitude to it. It’s unimportant by what
means it’s expressed. Art doesn’t need any
That’s briefly about him and his feelings towards Art.