PC.152 Wachtang "Botso" Korisheli, Coin of Alexander
Accession Number: PC.152
Artist: Wachtang "Botso" Korisheli
granite, 30.5 x 30 x 10 inches

Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli (1922 – 2015) was a Renaissance man who was born in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, trained as a concert pianist there and at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, founded the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony in 1965, served as a role model to thousands of aspiring music students, and learned to carve stone from late Cambria sculptor George Papashvily. Several of Korisheli’s sculptures are on public display in Morro Bay.

Gift of the artist.

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