Wladimir Burliuk

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Wladimir Burliuk
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Native name
Володимир Давидович Бурлюк
Born(1886-03-27)March 27, 1886
Nationality Ukrainian
Movement Primitivism (art) and Cubo-Futurism

Wladimir Burliuk (Ukrainian : Володимир Давидович Бурлюк; Russian : Владимир Давидович Бурлюк; 27 March [ O.S. 15 March] 1886 – 1917) was a Ukrainian avant-garde artist (Neo-Primitivist and Cubo-Futurist), book illustrator. He died at the age of 32 in World War I.

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Wladimir Burliuk was born on March 15, 1886 in Kharkiv, the younger brother of David Burliuk. His family is partly descended from Ukrainian Cossacks who held premier positions in the Hetmanate. His mother, Ludmila Mikhnevich, was of ethnic Belarusian descent. [1]

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In 1903 he studied at Azbe School in Munich, and a year later he was a soldier in the Russo-Japanese War. From 1905 to 1910 Burliuk attended the Kiev Art School (KKHU). He lived in various places while going to KKHU, starting in Moscow, where he lived from 1907 until 1908. In 1908 he returned to Kiev and was in close contact with Aleksandra Ekster and Mikhail Larionov. Together with the members of the group The Link (Zveno) Wladimir and David Burliuk organized an avant-garde exhibition in Kiev.

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