Lado Gudiashvili was a 20th century Georgian painter. Gudiashvili was born in Tiflis on March 18 1896 into a family of a railroad employee. He studied in the Tiflis school of sculpture and fine art.
Gudiashvili belonged to a group of Georgian poets called "The Blue Horns" (1914-1918), who were trying to connect organically the Georgian national flavor with the creative structure of French symbolism.
Filled with the charm of Georgian life, the painter's early works combine dramatic grotesque with the charm of poetic mystery,Gudiashvili's colors become warmer, and the perception of the world as a theater grew stronger many of Gudiashvili's paintings were either inspired by operas and balles or serve to depict actresses in costume.
Gudiashvili also worked as a monumentalist, painting anew the Kashveti church in Tbilisi in 1946, for which he was expelled from the Communist Party and fired from the Tbilisi academy of fine arts, where he had been teaching since 1926.Lado Gudiashvili worked also as a book illustrator, cinema and theater decorator. He died on July 20, 1980 in Tbilisi.