David Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967) pen and conte crayon on paper bust length drawing of a lady with dark short or upswept hair, wearing a collared dress with green brooch, against a green background. Signed "Burliuk" lower left. Matted and housed under glass in a carved giltwood frame with pierced corner ornaments. Sight – 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W. Framed – 17" H x 14" W. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. 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: Toning to paper, particularly at edges. Paper has slipped slightly in frame. There appear to be some small dark spots to the underside of the glass (not on the paper). Wear and several small surface losses to frame.
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