Ilia Mikhailovich Zdanevich (Georgian: ილია ზდანევიჩი, Russian: Илья́ Миха́йлович Здане́вич) (April 21, 1894 – December 25, 1975), known as Iliazd (Georgian: ილიაზდ), was a Georgian and French writer and artist, and an active participant in such avant-garde movements as Russian Futurism and Dada.

    He was born in Tbilisi to a Polish father, Michał Zdaniewicz, who taught French in a gymnasium and a Georgian mother, Valentina Gamkrelidze, who was a pianist and student of Tchaikovsky. (His older brother Kiril also became a well-known artist.) He studied in the Faculty of Law of Saint Petersburg State University. In 1912 he and his brother, along with their friend Mikhail Le-Dantyu, became enthusiastic about the Tbilisi painter Niko Pirosmanashvili; Ilya’s article about him, “Khudozhnik-samorodok” (“A natural-born artist”), his first publication, appeared in the February 13, 1913, issue of Zakavkazskaia Rech’. Later in 1913 he published a monograph Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov under the pseudonym Eli Eganbyuri (Russian: Эли Эганбюри). In June 1914 the journal Vostok published his article “Niko Pirosmanashvili,” in which he mythologized the biography of the older artist, linking him with the Silver Age and the Russian avant-garde.[1] He became involved with the new Futurist movement, participating in their discussions and writing about them and Marinetti in the Russian press, and was drawn to other avant-garde movements as well, such as Zaum and dadaism.

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  • Why Am I Afraid Of Cancer

    This books will be disseminated for free among Children’s Cancer Treatment Centers of Georgiaabout.

    Book has been translated with the assistance of the Shajah International Book Fair Translation Grant Fundprice.

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