David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian: Давид Давидович Бурлюк; Russian: Давид Давидович Бурлюк) (July 21, 1882 – January 15, 1967) was a Russian avant-garde artist of Ukrainian origin (Futurist, Neo-Primitivist), book illustrator, publicist, and author associated with Russian Futurism. In the words of his publisher Maria (also Maryussia) Burliuk, David Burliuk was the father of "Soviet Russian Futurism."
David Burliuk was born in Semyrotivka near the village of Riabushky (now Lebedyn District, Sumy Oblast) in Ukraine, brother of Volodymyr (Wladimir) Burliuk in a family descended from Ukrainian Cossacks who held premier positions in the Hetmanate. His mother, Ludmila Mikhnevich, was of ethnic Belarussian descent. Because of his given name of "David," Burliuk was frequently mistaken for a Jew.
From 1898 to 1904 he studied at the art schools in Kazan and in Odessa, as well as at the Royal Academy in Munich. His exuberant, extroverted character was recognized by Anton Azhbe, his professor at the Munich Academy, who called Burliuk a “wonderful wild steppe horse.”
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In 1908 an exhibition with the group Zveno ("The Link") in Kiev was organized by David Burliuk together with Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine, Alexander Bogomazov, Volodymyr (Wladimir) Burliuk and Aleksandra Ekster.
From 1910 he was the member of the group Jack of Diamonds.
From 1910 to 1911 he attended the Art School in Odessa. After 1911 David concetrated on poetry.
From 1911 to 1913 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (MUZHZV).
In 1911 Burliuk participated in the group exhibition of the Blaue Reiter in Munich, which also included his brother Wladimir.
In 1912 David Burliuk was co-author of the Russian Futurist manifesto A Slap in the Face of Public Taste.
In 1913 he was expelled from the Academy. In the same year D. Burliuk founded the publishing venture of the futuristic writer's group Hylaea.
In 1915 David Burliuk published