El Lissitzky

1890 - 1941

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Lazar Markovich Lissitzky (Russian: Ла́зарь Ма́ркович Лиси́цкий, ; 23 November [O.S. 11 November] 1890 – 30 December 1941), better known as El Lissitzky (Russian: Эль Лиси́цкий; Yiddish: על ליסיצקי), was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist and architect. He was an important figure of the Russian avant-garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of El Lissitzky has received more than 746,231 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). El Lissitzky is the 17th most popular artist (down from 15th in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from Russia (down from 164th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Artist.

El Lissitzky is most famous for his work in the Russian avant-garde art movement. He is most famous for his work on the Russian Pavilion for the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris.

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Among artists, El Lissitzky ranks 17 out of 125Before him are Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Jean Arp, Käthe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, and Theo van Doesburg. After him are Luca Signorelli, Marina Abramović, Kurt Schwitters, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, and Josef Albers.

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Among people born in 1890, El Lissitzky ranks 23Before him are Stan Laurel, Man Ray, Carlos Gardel, Walther Funk, Robert Ley, and Fanny Kaplan. After him are Franz Werfel, Kurt Student, Michael Collins, Bohuslav Martinů, Maria Goretti, and Victor Lustig. Among people deceased in 1941, El Lissitzky ranks 16Before him are Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, Arthur Evans, Robert Delaunay, James George Frazer, and Paul Sabatier. After him are Ioannis Metaxas, Hans Spemann, Marina Tsvetaeva, Frederick Banting, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Edward Rydz-Śmigły.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, El Lissitzky ranks 166 out of 3,761Before him are Alexander Friedmann (1888), Felix Steiner (1896), Alla Pugacheva (1949), Stenka Razin (1630), Ivan Shishkin (1832), and Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779). After him are Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Alexei Navalny (1976), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Alexei Leonov (1934), and Pavel Cherenkov (1904).

Among ARTISTS In Russia

Among artists born in Russia, El Lissitzky ranks 2Before him are Käthe Kollwitz (1867). After him are Onfim (1250), Aleksandr Golovin (1863), and Petr Pavlensky (1984).