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David Davidovich Burliuk (Russian/American, 1882-1967) oil on canvas still life of blue and red flowers in a glass bowl; one branch lays beside the bowl. Signed at right "Burliuk". Molded giltwood frame with carved floral/scroll elements at corners. Also included is a postcard written by the artist to a former owner of the painting and one of his patrons, Ann Williams, dated Los Angeles 1942: "Dear Friend, we visited and admired collection of modern art by Mr. Arensberg in Los Angeles. He has Rousseau, Cezann (sic), Matisse, Duchamp (many), books many Bzancousi and archeol. things. Regards to Mr. Williams. -Burliuk". 19" x 15" sight, 23-1/4" x 19-1/2" framed. Circa 1940. Biography: Born into a privileged class of Russian Society, David Burliuk became a central figure in the history of the Russian avant-garde movement as an accomplished poet, art critic, and exhibition organizer. He studied at the Kazan School of Fine Arts in 1898, then in Odessa, Moscow, Munich, and in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, however, as a breaker of artistic tradition, he found himself expelled from the Moscow Institute in 1911. His early works were fauve-like and were exhibited with the Blue Riders in Munich. With the advent of World War I, he left Russia and traveled for four years. He moved to America in 1922 and settled on Long Island where he continued to paint until his death there in 1967. Source: Michael David Zellman, 300 Years of American Art. Condition: Scratch and small (1/4") hole with old repair in lower left quadrant, some grime/yellowing to varnish, scattered small abrasions to frame.