Born May 5, 1945. Georgian sculptor and artist. He is an Honorary Citizen of Tbilisi and Mtskheta, and twice the Cavalier of the Order of Honor. He resides and creates in Tbilisi, Georgia. His large sculptures have been erected in Georgia, Russia, Italy, USA, the Netherlands, and Azerbaijan… His smaller works and drawings appear in permanent collections of a number of international museums and private collections all over the world. Art pieces can be seen in private collections of Juan Carlos I of Spain, Jimmy Carter, John Paul II and the Vatican collection, etc.