The Museum of Avant-garde

Branko Ve Poljanski

Croatia (1898—1940)
Branislav Virgilije Micić, Poljanski was originally from Croatia, and settled in Zagreb to continue his studies. He took his qualifications as a teacher but turned his career to poetry and painting. In 1921 he moved to Ljubljana, where he founded the Futurist-Expressionist review Svetokret. Back in Zagreb he founded Dada-Jok. Moving to Prague he joined the Zenit club, publishing poems, fictions and reviews. He brought Zenitism to Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia and later to Paris. From 1925 he decided to focus on painting and in 1929 he published Manifeste du Panréalisme.