BirthdayMay 17, 1894

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Irakli Gamrekeli

    Full name: Irakli Gamrekeli
    Also known as: Irakli Gamrekeli, Gamrekeli, Irakli
    Professions: Georgian set designer

  2. Irakli Gamrekeli Death information

    Died: Monday, 10th of May, 1943 (Age: 48)

  3. Irakli Gamrekeli Biography

    Irakli Gamrekeli (Georgian: ?????? ?????????; 5 May 1894 – 10 May 1943) was a Georgian set designer and one of the founders of Georgian avant-garde stage design.Gamrekeli was born in Gori. His talent was discovered by the leading Georgian theatre director Kote Marjanishvili at the artist's exhibition where he became impressed by Gamrekeli's illustrations for Oscar Wilde's Salome. From 1922 to 1943 Gamrekeli worked with the Rustaveli Theatre, first under Marjanishvali, then Sandro Akhmeteli, where he designed 50 productions, including William Shakespeare's Hamlet (1925), Sandro Shanshiashvili's Anzor (1928), Friedrich Schiller's The Robbers (1933), and Shakespeare's Othello (1937). Gamrekeli picturesque designs noted for abstract geometric constructions and spacious but sparsely furnished dimensions helped determine a monumental and heroic style characteristic for the Rustaveli Theatre. Later in his career, in the 1930s and 1940s, Gamrekeli worked for the Theatre of Opera and Ballet and the Griboyedov Russian Drama Theatre in Tbilisi. He also collaborated with the Tbilisi film studio and was the art director for the films Arsena (1937) and Giorgi Saakadze (1942–1943). His earlier work of 1929, with the artist Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi, for the expressionist film by Kote Mikaberidze, My Grandmother, was banned by the Soviet censors for decades. He was awarded the title of the Honored Artist of Georgia and Order of the Badge of Honor. He died in Tbilisi in 1943 and was buried at the Didube Pantheon.

  4. Irakli Gamrekeli Family

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