George Papashvily

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Birthday
23, 1898
Birthplace
Georgia (country)
Death Date
Mar 29, 1978 (79)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1898
Birthplace
Georgia (country)
Death Date
Mar 29, 1978 (79)

About

Georgian-American writer and self-taught carver known for his bestselling memoir "Anything Can Happen" from 1945. He was known for combining the naive and the modern styles.

Before Fame

He apprenticed as a swordmaker and ornamental leatherworker in his youth. He was a sniper in the Russian army during World War I.

Trivia

His book "Anything Can Happen" sold more than 600,000 copies in the U.S. and 1.5 million worldwide and was first serialized in Common Ground and Direction magazines.

Family Life

He immigrated to the United States during the 1920s. He married Helen Waite, with whom he co-wrote his autobiography.

Associated With

His book "Anything Can Happen" was made into a movie starring Kim Hunter and Jose Ferrer.