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David Burliuk papers, 1926-1980

Burliuk, David, 1882-1967

Painter, Poet


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet

Summary: An almost complete run of COLOR AND RHYME; writings; letters; printed material; and a photograph.
Included are: 61 issues of the magazine COLOR AND RHYME, 1931-1970, edited by Burliuk and published by his wife, Marussia. (Nos. 63-65 were not published, and nos.10 and 59 were not included in the gift.) The magazine is a chronicle of Burliuk's life and activity in the field of art. Also included are a letter, 1961, from Kenneth Lloyd regarding Color and Rhyme; writings by and about Burliuk, including "The Fauves in Russia," 1965, a collection of poems, undated, and two booklets, Memories of My Father, David Davidovich Burliuk and Mother, Marussia Yelenevskaya, Who Was Always At Father's Side, by Nicholas Burliuk and Poems and Fragments, David Davidovich Burliuk, translated by Nicholas Burliuk and Henry Gilfond; a photograph of Burliuk and his father, 1946; and printed material, including exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1930-1978, clippings, 1948-1980, and postcard reproductions of Burliuk's work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, poet, and editor; New York, N.Y. b. 1882 Died Jan. 1967, at age 84.


Donated by Burliuk's son, Nicholas Burliuk, 1983-1985.

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Some printed materials are photocopies.

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How to Cite This Collection

David Burliuk papers, 1926-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.