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David Burlyuk
Date: Ukrainian painter and writer, 1882–1967, active in the United States
Biography: David Burlyuk, or Burliuk as he also spelled it, was a modern Ukrainian/Russian painter, who came to the United States in 1922. Educated in art schools in Kazan and Odessa, as well as the Royal Academy in Munich, Burlyuk experimented with many avant-garde styles, though he is probably most strongly associated with Russian Futurism. With his brothers, he founded the Futurist literary group Hylaea in 1910 and helped author its manifesto A Slap in the Face of Public Taste. David and his brother Wladimir exhibited with the Blaue Reiter in Munich, and David exhibited with Jack of Diamonds in Moscow. His colleagues in the Russian art and literary scene included the artist Kazimir Malevich and the writer Vladimir Mayakovsky. Burlyuk left Russia in 1916. After years of travel through Siberia, Japan, and Canada, he settled in New York where he participated in the artistic world, exhibiting with the Society of Independent Artists from 1924 through 1934. Most of the work he exhibited at the SIA was surrealist in style.