Studied at Mugusi (1893-94), then in the hood. Acad. in Paris (1894-1899). From 1907, the artist Emperor of the t-ditch and Vintage t-RA in St. Petersburg, in 1917-18. decorator Petrograd. state. t-ROV. In 1918-20 he lived and worked in Abkhazia, organized a theater. courses and child hood. the Studio in Sukhumi. Since 1920, in exile in Paris, acted as theater. artist. Later lived. in Monte-Carlo. The author of beautiful portraits of actors, artists, writers, etc.
Prince, (grandson of the ruler of the Abkhazian Principality keleshbeya Chachba). Painter, graphic artist, stage designer, art critic. R. 24.12.1867, Feodosia (Tauride province, Russia). mind. 17.8.1968. Monte-Carlo (Monaco, France).
He studied at the Kiev real school (1886-89). where I got carried away painting at the Moscow school of painting. sculpture and architecture (1891-93) V. D. Polenov (Moscow). she studied at the Academy of Professor F. Cormon in Paris (1894-99). participant of the exhibition of works of Russian artists in Paris (1906). Member of the Parisian artistic circle of the Russian "Montparnasse" designer of the St. Petersburg Imperial theatres (1907-1918). member of the Artistic Association "World of art". engaged in cultural and educational activities in the city of Sukhum (1918-20. Abkhazia), designer of seasons of Russian ballet of Sergei Diaghilev and its successors abroad (1920-1948). 1948-68 lived in a nursing home in Monte Carlo. He was buried in nice at the Russian cemetery. Reburied in Sukhum (1985. Abkhazia). Works are in GNKH of the Republic of Abkhazia. State Russian Museum, the Theatre Museum. Teatralnoy library of Russia (Saint-Petersburg), the Theater Museum im. Bakhrushin (Moscow), GIG (Tbilisi), in private collections of Russia and many countries of the world. Posthumous solo exhibitions in Sukhumi, Tkvarcheli, Pitsunda (1969, Abkhazia). in Tbilisi (1970), in Moscow (1986). Since 1986, the Sukhumi art College bears his name.