Kazimir Malevich

1879 - 1935

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Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (23 February [O.S. 11 February] 1879 – 15 May 1935) was a Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist, whose pioneering work and writing influenced the development of abstract art in the 20th century. He was born in Kiev, modern-day Ukraine, to an ethnic Polish family. His concept of Suprematism sought to develop a form of expression that moved as far as possible from the world of natural forms (objectivity) and subject matter in order to access "the supremacy of pure feeling" and spirituality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kazimir Malevich has received more than 1,782,778 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Kazimir Malevich is the 61st most popular painter (down from 59th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Painter.

Kazimir Malevich is most famous for the painting "Black Square" which is a painting of a black square on a white background.

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Among painters, Kazimir Malevich ranks 61 out of 2,023Before him are Camille Pissarro, Giorgione, Artemisia Gentileschi, Jean-François Millet, Egon Schiele, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. After him are Théodore Géricault, Alphonse Mucha, Giovanni Bellini, Francis Bacon, Frans Hals, and Georges Seurat.

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Among people born in 1879, Kazimir Malevich ranks 5Before him are Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, and Paul Klee. After him are Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, Otto Hahn, Franz von Papen, Francis Picabia, Emiliano Zapata, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1935, Kazimir Malevich ranks 3Before him are Jane Addams, and Alfred Dreyfus. After him are T. E. Lawrence, Józef Piłsudski, Fernando Pessoa, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Arthur Henderson, Alban Berg, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Astrid of Sweden.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Kazimir Malevich ranks 9 out of 1,365Before him are Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Golda Meir (1898), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Stepan Bandera (1909), and John III Sobieski (1629). After him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Joseph Conrad (1857), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Ilya Repin (1844), and Taras Shevchenko (1814).

Among PAINTERS In Ukraine

Among painters born in Ukraine, Kazimir Malevich ranks 1After him are Ilya Repin (1844), Sonia Delaunay (1885), Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), Zinaida Serebriakova (1884), Henryk Siemiradzki (1843), Maria Prymachenko (1908), Leonid Pasternak (1862), Maurycy Gottlieb (1856), Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757), and Cassandre (1901).