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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. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th-century graphic design.Lissitzky's entire career was laced with the belief that the artist could be an agent for change, later summarized with his edict, "das zielbewußte Schaffen" (goal-oriented creation). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of El Lissitzky has received more than 720,326 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). El Lissitzky is the 15th most popular artist, the 165th most popular biography from Russia (down from 145th in 2019) and the 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 15 out of 78Before him are Jean Arp, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Hiroshige, Marina Abramović, and Theo van Doesburg. After him are Käthe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, David Hockney, and Keith Haring.

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Among people born in 1890, El Lissitzky ranks 22Before him are George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Man Ray, Walther Funk, Carlos Gardel, and Robert Ley. After him are Kurt Student, Habibullāh Kalakāni, Giorgio Morandi, Victor Lustig, Maria Goretti, and Franz Werfel. Among people deceased in 1941, El Lissitzky ranks 18Before him are Robert Delaunay, Frederick Banting, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, Ioannis Metaxas, and Paul Sabatier. After him are Marina Tsvetaeva, Hans Spemann, Ernst Udet, Werner Mölders, Werner Sombart, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, El Lissitzky ranks 165 out of 3,262Before him are Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1657), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), and Witold Pilecki (1901). After him are Sergey Shoygu (1955), Felix Steiner (1896), Gala Dalí (1894), Vladimir Tatlin (1885), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), and Käthe Kollwitz (1867).

Among ARTISTS In Russia

Among artists born in Russia, El Lissitzky ranks 1After him are Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Aleksandr Golovin (1863), and Petr Pavlensky (1984).