David Burliuk is regarded as the “Father of Russian Futurism” and was an important contributor to 20th century Modernism. Born in the Ukraine, he studied in Odessa and Kazan (1898-1902), at the Munich Royal Academy of Arts (1902-1903) and at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1904). In 1910 he became a member of the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) group which included Wassily Kandinsky among others. After initiating a “Futurist Tour” in Siberia (1918-1920) and bringing Futurism to Japan (1920-1922) he immigrated to New York.
His work is included in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Guggenheim Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Brooklyn Museum, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv and National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto among others. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1967.