Kazimir Malevich

1879 - 1935

Kazimir Malevich

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (February 23 [O.S. 11] 1879 – May 15, 1935) was a Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist, whose pioneering work and writing had a profound influence on the development of non-objective, or abstract art, in the 20th century. Born in Kiev 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. Malevich is considered to be part of the Ukrainian avant-garde (together with Alexander Archipenko, Vladimir Tatlin, Sonia Delaunay, Aleksandra Ekster, and David Burliuk) that was shaped by Ukrainian-born artists who worked first in Ukraine and later over a geographical span between Europe and America.Early on, Malevich worked in a variety of styles, quickly assimilating the movements of Impressionism, Symbolism and Fauvism, and after visiting Paris in 1912, Cubism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kazimir Malevich has received more than 934,148 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 54th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Kazimir Malevich ranks 54 out of 1,258Before him are Anthony van Dyck, Caspar David Friedrich, Andrea del Verrocchio, Fra Angelico, Egon Schiele, and Georges Braque. After him are Jean-François Millet, Jackson Pollock, Paolo Veronese, Camille Pissarro, Giorgione, and Henri Rousseau.

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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 Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emiliano Zapata, Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Francis Picabia. Among people deceased in 1935, Kazimir Malevich ranks 1After him are Fernando Pessoa, T. E. Lawrence, Alfred Dreyfus, Józef Piłsudski, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Alban Berg, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Arthur Henderson, Astrid of Sweden, and Victor Grignard.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Kazimir Malevich ranks 7 out of 764Before him are Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leon Trotsky (1879), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Golda Meir (1898), and Sergei Prokofiev (1891). After him are Albertus Magnus (1206), John III Sobieski (1629), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Joseph Conrad (1857), Vladimir the Great (958), and Mikhail Bulgakov (1891).