Elena Guro(1877 – 1913)was a Russian painter, poet, prose writer, and painter. Along with Aleksei Kruchyonikh and Velimir Khlebnikov (with whom she co-published several works), she was one of the originators of the Russian futurist movement. She was classically educated and was familiar with German and French literature. She is most known for her visual art, which displays many of the stylistic features of futurism. However, her writing has elements of both futurism and symbolism. She was one of, if not the only woman in her art and literary circles. She married artist Mikhail Matyushin. She died of leukemia in the estate she inherited from her father in Finland.