Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in the former U.S.S.R., David demonstrated a passion and natural talent in the fine arts from a young age. After graduating from the prestigious Tbilisi Academy of Art in 1979, he became more prolific and experimental in his approach to painting. Despite his strong opposition to Communist ideology and its oppression of free artistic expression, his talent was recognized by the U.S.S.R. Union of Artists, which was under strict censorial control by the Communist regime at the time.With the advent of Gorbachev’s Perestroika, many artists took the opportunity to exhibit their work in Western Europe and beyond. Not surprisingly, David’s work transcended national boundaries, receiving acclaim wherever it was shown. David immigrated to the United States, arriving first in New York and eventually establishing residency in Atlanta where he continues to develop his work.