Graphic artist, painter and theatre designer. Studied at School of Painting and Sculpture, Tbilisi (early 1900s) under Sklifasovsky, Academy of Arts (1911) and in Paris (1912-14). From 1912 participated in exhibitions including Donkey’s Tail, Target. Worked at Tatlin’s studio, “The Tower” (1913-15). Lived in Tbilisi (1917-25) and then in Moscow. Discovered work of Georgian primitive artist, Pirosmani. Participated in decoration of Khimerioni tavern, and designed Mayakovsky, Kruchyonykh. Co-author of declarations on Futurists with his brother I. Zdanevich.