Russian Avant Garde Drawing K. Boguslavskaya-Puni,1920

Russian Avant Garde Drawing

Kseniya Boguslavskaya-Puni (1892-1972) Ivan Puni's wife
Hand painted, gouache
Size: 32 x 22,5 cm
Sign in russian : К Богуславская

Ksenia Boguslavskaya (1892-1972) - Russian avant-garde artist (Futurist, Suprematist) poet and interior decorator.
Her husband Ivan Puni (Jean Pougny) (1894-1956) was also a notable painter, russian avant garde artist.
She seems to be the originator of the Mavva (symbol of the World Evil) in poems of Velemir Khlebnikov.
In 1914 together with Puni she published the cubo-futurist booklet Roaring Parnas
In 1915 Boguslavskaya jointed the Supremus group of avant-garde artists (Liubov Popova, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Varvara Stepanova, Aleksandra Ekster, Ivan Kliun, Nina Genke-Meller, Ivan Puni and others) that was led by the founder of Suprematism Kazimir Malevich.
In 1915-1916 with other artists (Suprematists) she worked in the Verbovka Village Folk Centre in the Ukrainian province near Kiev.
She was a member of Jack of Diamonds (1919) and Mir iskusstva (1916-1918).
In 1919 she and Puni escaped from the Soviets across the ice of the Gulf of Finland.
In 1919 to 1923 she lived in Berlin working as a scene designer for cabaret Blue Bird and for Russian Romantic Theater.

After 1923 she lived
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