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David Davidovich Burliuk (Russian/American, 1882-1967) oil on board, profile portrait of a young woman, possibly the artist's granddaughter. Pencil inscription en verso: "Mary Claire Burliuk 1960". Signed lower left "David Burliuk". Linen mat, giltwood molded frame. 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: Painting: Small (under 1/8") chip in paint in upper left quadrant (in red background), otherwise very good condition. Frame: Several small scattered abrasions and chips to molding.