Karbelashvili Mary

(1931, Tbilisi – 2006, Tbilisi) 

Art Historian, scholar of the modern and contemporary Georgian art. In 1944-1949 she studied at the Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History and in 1952-1954 took post-graduate study course at the Institute of History of Georgian Art. In 1950-1951 she worked at the Monuments Protection Department, in 1956 she started to work at the Institute of History of Georgian Art, where she headed Department of Modern and Contemporary Art (since 1984). She lectured at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts. 

M. Karbelashvili is the author of monographs, albums, books dedicated to the Georgian painters. She took part in the international symposia on Georgian art (1977, 1981, 1989). 

  1. Sergo Kobuladze’s Illustrations of “The Knite in the Panther’s Skin”, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 1961;
  2. Sergo Kobuladze’s Illustrations of Shakespearian Tragedies, “Kartuli Shekspiriana”, vol. 11, Tbilisi, 1964;
  3. David Gabashvili’s Creative Works, “Kartuli Khelovneba”, 6 (B), 1964;
  4. Sergo Kobuladze, Tbilisi, 1970;
  5. Elene Akhvlediani, Tbilisi, 1980;
  6. Levan Tsutskiridze, Moscow, 1991;
  7. Elene Akhvlediani’s Book Illumination, “Mtsignobari”, Tbilisi, 1992;
  8. Avto Varazi, Collected Works “Avto Varazi – Painting and Drawing”, Tbilisi, 1993;
  9. Henrich Chrinevski and His Illustrations for the Collected Works of Ilia Chavchavadze, Tbilisi, 1999;
  10. Oscar Shmerling’s Illustrations for Georgian Folk Tales, Tbilisi, 2000;
  11. Oscar Shmerling, Scientific Session Dedicated to the Memory of R. Shmerling, Paper Materials, Tbilisi, 2000;
  12. Study of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chubinashvili Institute of Georgian Art History, Georgian Art Researches, I, Tbilisi, 2001;
  13. Creative works of a Painter Anna Shalikashvili, Ars Georgica, 11, Tbilisi, 2001;
  14. Review of Works of a Painter Loretta Shengelia-Abashidze, “Omega”, N11 (49), 2003;
  15. Creative works of a Sculptor Avtandil Monaselidze, Georgian Art Researches, III, Tbilisi, 2004