Meir Pichhadze

1955-2010
Pichhadze was born in Georgia and immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of 17, this was after he had already studied painting for a few years, following in Makvalla’s footsteps (his older sister), and despite of his father who was against it. After Makvalla’s death in 1979, Meir decided to let go of the past and change his painting style - in order to do that, he turned to study at the Kalisher art school in 1982. Being an esteemed painter, he was accepted straight away to the second year. Saying that, he also suffered from insecurities due to a lack of fluency in Hebrew, a stutter that characterized his speech until the age of 26, a heavy Georgian accent and alienation, which is a common thing for many immigrants, even for years after making the transition. Painting was a wonderful way for Meir Pichhadze to overcome all of these things, and indeed he was utterly invested in it - considered to be an artist who lived and breathed his art. Pichhadze is considered one of the most courageous and unconventional painters, who did not allow artistic conventions to tie him down. For example, one of Pichhadze's distinguishing features was his choice to start his paintings on black canvases rather than the usual white ones. His explanation was he "approached the blackness with a flashlight and illuminated it" - and indeed his work was characterized by constant tension between existential darkness and flashes of light. Meir Pichhadze’s typical free spirit also led his creation to be versatile in its wide range of styles, and to focus on many subjects: in Georgia he painted peasants and created traditional copper art (for this was the focus of his studies); At the beginning of his career in Israel his paintings were very surreal. Later on came the romantic landscapes paintings, bordering on kitsch (something that did not deter Pichhadze, who distinguished between several types of kitsch and in any case saw it as a legitimate element in the art world). Classical portraits: Works in which children's drawings are combined, paintings in the style of figurative realism, paintings that examined the image of the wandering Jew, and more. Pichhadze's paintings also tended to intertwine different motifs, especially the constant desire to avoid the pitfalls of clear definitions.

Total counts: 249

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Meir Pichhadze
Girl and Peacocks, Oil on canvas, 71X58…

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9000

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Meir Pichhadze
Couples, Oil on canvas, 110X80 cm. Signed.…

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10000

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Women by the Window, Oil on Masonite,…

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2200

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By the Lake, Oil on Masonite, 42X56…

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2800

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Meir Pichhadze
Figure, Oil on paper laid down on…

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700

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Meir Pichhadze
Suitcases, Oil on canvas, 61x80 cm. Signed.…

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6000

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Meir Pichhadze
The Artist with Suitcases, Oil on canvas,…

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6000

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Meir Pichhadze
Young Lady with Flowers, Oil on canvas,…

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8500

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Meir Pichhadze
Landscape, 1987, Oil on canvas, 100x75 cm.…

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3800

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Meir Pichhadze
From the Children's Series, 1999, Oil on…

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2200

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Meir Pichhadze
4 Children's Drawings, Oil on canvas, 90x120…

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7000

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Drinking Wine Under a Tree, oil on…

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3400

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Meir Pichhadze
Girl with a Candle, Oil on canvas,…

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$7,000 - $10,000

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Meir Pichhadze
Children, 2001, Oil on canvas, 80x100 cm.…

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$10,000 - $15,000

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Meir Pichhadze
Luggage and Books in the Landscape, Oil…

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9000

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Meir Pichhadze
Books by the Moonlight, Oil on canvas,…

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8500

Lot : 213

Meir Pichhadze
Courtship, Oil on mesonite, 48X36 cm. frame:…

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3400

Lot : 215

Meir Pichhadze
Children and Donkey, Oil on canvas, 90x120…

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13000

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Meir Pichhadze
Chairs, Oil on masonite, frame within frame,…

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3000

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Meir Pichhadze
Girl in the Landscape, oil on plywood…

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3600

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Sוgn Language, 1994, oil and marker on…

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1050

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Meir Pichhadze
Untitled, oil on canvas, 120x150 cm. signed.…

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5500

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Meir Pichhadze
A couple, gouache on paper laid down…

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1000

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Girl in Landscape, oil on board, 30X40…

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2600

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Meir Pichhadze
A Drop, oil on board in 3D,…

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1200

Lot : 305

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Untitled, 1985, mixed media and collage on…

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500

Lot : 493

Meir Pichhadze
Girl by the Window, mixed media on…

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750

Lot : 494

Meir Pichhadze
The King, mixed media on paper laid…

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1400

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Meir Pichhadze
A Girl with a Tricycle, Oil on…

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10000

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Meir Pichhadze
Nana sleeping, Oil on canvas, 51.5X61 cm.…

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10000

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Meir Pichhadze
Violin Player and Samovar on the Window,…

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6000

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Meir Pichhadze
Girl with a Fan, Oil on canvas,…

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11000

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Playing the Violin Under the Moonlight, 1978,…

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12000

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Meir Pichhadze
Remuh Synagogue im Krakov, 1972, Oil on…

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3000

Lot : 95

Meir Pichhadze
Mother of the Artist, 2001, Oil on…

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$15,000 - $20,000

Lot : 196

Meir Pichhadze
Untitled, 1992, Oil and collage drops on…

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7000

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