Artist of the moment…..David Burliuk

David Burliuk was born in  Sumy Oblast, Ukraine in the year 1882,  which was then  part of the Russian Empire. For his artistic education he attended the Royal Academy of Munich. Many call him the father of the Russian Futurism movement. He loved to paint portraits of his wife and did so on many occasions.

The artist had a brother that was killed in 1917 in World War 1. After this Burliuk took off for the United States. This journey took him though parts of Russia, to Japan, and also to Canada.

Burliuk was also a poet and art critic.

Burliuk lived in Japan for two years before moving to the United States. In this clip we learn about the influences he took from Japan and uses in his own art:

In this clip a brief bio about the artist. A very large floral work is shown.

A great selection of works by Burliuk is shown here. From a wonderful self portrait at the start to his more futuristic works:

David Burliuk passed away in 1882 at the age of 85 years of age.

He tried to return to Russia to reunite in his homeland, but his request was always denied.

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