Il’ia Mikhailovich Zdanevich
Il’ia Zdanevich, USSR Poet, artist, publisher.
Zdanevich, Il’ia was born in 1894 in Tiflis, Georgia, United States.
Graduated from Petrograd University, 1917.
His Polish father was a teacher of French, his mother was Georgian. As a young man, corresponded with Marinetti. One of the first Russian futurists in Petrograd and Tiflis (Tbilisi).
Left for Constantinople, 1920, and for Paris, 1921. Became a Dadaist. One of the founders of the poetic group Cherez. Organized poetry readings by V. Mayakovsky and A. Kusikov in Paris.
Over a period of 34 years, published 22 such books. The exhibition Iliazd and the Illustrated Book (18 June-18 August 1987) in New York attracted a lot of attention.