Shalom Koboshvili (1876-1941) Dance Saivo. Paper. Gouache. Watercolor. 33x44 cm.
Shalom Koboshvili (1876-1941) is the first Jewish painter in Georgia. His work is related to the Jewish Historic-Ethnographic Museum, where he worked as a watchman in the last years of his life. Koboshvili started painting at the Jewish Museum at the age of 61, and in the last three years, before his death, he created about 60 works depicting the ritual scenes, dancing, costumes, handicrafts, and entire Jewish life of Akhaltsikhe at the end of the 19th century.