The Museum of Avant-garde

Aleksei Kruchenykh

Ukraine (1886—1968)
With a background in painting, Kruchenykh moved to Moscow, and turned his interest to poetry. Here he met Burliuk, Mayakovsky and Khlebnikov, with whom he created the zaum. He married Olga Rozanova in 1912. The opera Victory over the sun gave him to opportunity to write the libretto, while Malevich designed its set. During the civil war he worked in the railway construction and founded the Futurist society 41°. In 1923 he joined Mayakovsky’s LEF.