Iliazd

Зданевич, Илья Михайлович

Graphic artist, writer

Born Tbilisi, 21 April 1894

Died Paris, 25 December 1975

 

Iliazd was born in Tbilisi to a Polish father and a Georgian Mother. He studied Law at the St. Petersburg University where he and his brother Kirill, along with their friend Mikhail Ledantiu became admirers of the work of Niko Piromanashvili about whom he wrote his first article. In 1913 he published his monograph on Larionov and Goncharova under de name Eli Eganbiuri and became involved with the Russian futurist movement. From 1917 to 1919 he live in Tbilisi where he published several collections of Zaum poetry. In 1918 he joined A. Kruchenykh in de group 41 and adopted (in 1919) the name Iliazd. In October 1920 he left Georgia via Constantinople for Paris. During the forty years he lived in Paris, Iliazd was active in various fields but foremost in the creation of artists' books together with Picasso Max Ernst, Miro and others.

 

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1923

 

 

1948

 

 

1964

 

 

1978

 

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