Vladimir Burliuk

Born: 1886, Chernyanka (Kherson Province)
Died: 1917, Thessaloniki (Greece)

Painter, graphic artist, illustrator. Younger brother of David Burliuk. Born in the village of Chernyanka in Kherson Province (1886) to David Burliuk (manager of the local estate of Count Alexander Mordvinov) and Lyudmila Mikhnevich (amateur artist who contributed to the first exhibitions of avant-garde art). Allegedly descended from Tatars who could trace their roots back to Genghis Khan and later settled in the Crimean village of Burliuk (now Kashtany). Attended Anton Ažbè’s school in Munich (1903) and fought in the Russo-Japanese War (1904). Studied at the Kiev School of Art (1905–10) and Penza School of Art (1911–15). Founding member of the Union of Youth (1910), Knave of Diamonds (1910) and the Hylæa group of Futurist writers and artists (1908–10). Illustrated Futurist booklets (early 1910s). Fought in the First World War (1916) and killed in Thessaloniki (1917). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1907). Contributed to the exhibitions of Wreath-Stephanos (1907–08), Link (1908), Vladimir Izdebsky Salons (1909–11), Triangle (1910), Neue Künstlervereinigung in Munich (1910–11), Knave of Diamonds (1910–13), Der blaue Reiter (1912), Union of Youth (1912–13), Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon (1913), Galerie der Sturm (1913) and Salon des Indépendants (1914).

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