Dato Sulakauri (Archil) Sulakauri was born on April 22, 1952, in Telavi.In 1973, he graduated from the Faculty of Painting Restoration of the Tbilisi State Academy of Art. In 1974, he graduated from the Faculty of Painting, and in 1978, from the Faculty of Sculpture. He earned a Postgraduate Degree in Moscow, USSR, at the Restoration Workshop.From 1978 to 1982, Sulakauri was the referent of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II in the field of culture.From 1983 to 1995, he taught at the I. Nikoladze Art School, the Pedagogical Institute, and the Tbilisi State Academy of Art.Dato Sulakauri has participated in various exhibitions since 1974, and his personal exhibitions were organized in 1990 in London; in 1996, 1998, 1999 in Tbilisi; and in 1996 in Milwaukee, USA.Sulakauri was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1988).In 1995, the artist won the Wisconsin Award (USA).The artist’s paintings are kept in private collections both in Georgia and abroad.In addition to painting, Dato Sulakauri writes screenplays (screenplay ‘Anemia’), and played the lead role in the film “Tiny Knights”.He works in both oil paints and wax paints, a feature which has become characteristic to his creations. Sulakauri’s work thematically includes landscape, portrait, and still life, and conveys the Alazani Valley and views of Tusheti with special love. Religious themes also have a certain place in the artist’s work.Dato Sulakauri continues his active creative activities today.