Kutateladze Apollon Karamanovich (1900-1972)
Soviet artist-painter, graphic artist. Honored Artist of the Georgian SSR. People’s Artist of the Georgian SSR. People’s Artist of the USSR. Honored Art Worker of Abkhazia, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR.
He studied at the gymnasium in Poti, then at the school of the “Caucasian Society for the Encouragement of Artists” (1914-1915), at the painting and drawing school of N. V. Sklifosovsky (1915) in Tbilisi.
In 1916, Kutateladze volunteered for military service. Member of the War of Independence of Georgia (1921). After the defeat of the defenders of independence, he was imprisoned in the Metekhi castle.
Studied at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts (1922-1926) with G. I. Gabashvili, E. E. Lansere, I. A. Charlemagne, trained in Leningrad.
In the early 1920s, A. K. Kutateladze worked in the editorial office of the satirical magazine Nialgi (Crocodile, Tbilisi). In 1930 he co-founded the Sarma Association of Revolutionary Artists of Georgia. He was engaged in mass propaganda art; author of political posters. Participated in the First All-Union Exhibition of the Poster “A Poster in the Service of the Five-Year Plan”, which took place in Moscow in 1932.
From 1943 he lived and worked in Tbilisi, taught at the Academy of Arts, from 1946 – professor, from 1959 to 1972 – rector of the Academy of Arts.