Studied at the Moscow Stroganov School of Art and Industry, attended literary and art hobby groups. In 1909-1910 Morgunov left for Germany and France, then again for France and Italy. The impressionists, Puvis de Chavannes, Manet, Courbet and Cezanne had a huge influence on the artist. In 1910, the Russian “Cezannists” M.Larionov, N.Goncharova, I.Mashkov, A.Lentulov, P.Konchalovskiy, R.Falk and A.Kuprin established the “Jack of Diamonds” group of which Morgunov was also a member. In 1911, he joined the “Bytiye” (Existence) group. In 1912, through M.Larionov and N.Goncharova, he joined the “Donkey’s tail” group and shortly afterwards became a member of the “Association of Moscow Artists” (OMKH).
Kuzminki. 1911. Oil on canvas. 91x105,5