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Aleksei Yeliseyevich Kruchyonykh (Russian: Алексе́й Елисе́евич Кручёных; 9 February 1886 – 17 June 1968) was a Russian poet, artist, and theorist, perhaps one of the most radical poets of Russian Futurism, a movement that included Vladimir Mayakovsky, David Burliuk and others. Born in 1886, he lived in the time of the Russian Silver Age of literature, and together with Velimir Khlebnikov, another Russian Futurist, Kruchenykh is considered the inventor of zaum, a poetry style utilising nonsense words. Kruchonykh wrote the libretto for the Futurist opera Victory Over the Sun, with sets provided by Kazimir Malevich. In 1912, he wrote the poem Dyr bul shchyl; four years later, in 1916, he created his most famous book, Universal War. He is also known for his Declaration of the Word as Such (1913): "The worn-out, violated word "lily" is devoid of all expression. Therefore I call the lily éuy – and original purity is restored."
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Graduated from the Odessa School of Art, 1906. Studied painting independently and taught graphic art in secondary schools.
Russian, Ukrainian
Artist, Teacher, Critic, Poet, Graphic Artist, Painter
Aleksey Kruchonykh, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Alexei Kruchenykh, Aleksey Yeliseyevich Kruchonykh, A. Kruchenykh, Alexeï Kroutchenykh, A. Kroutchonykh, Aleksej Kručënych, A. Kruchenych, Alekseĭ Eliseevich Kruchenykh, Aleksei Eliseevich Kruchonykh, Alexey Eliseyevich Kruchonykh, Alexey Yeliseyevich Kruchyonykh, Alexis Krutchonykh, А. Крученых, Алексей Елисеевич Крученых, Alekseĭ Kruchenych, Alekseĭ Kruchenykh, Алексей Крученых
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