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 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 1,238,285 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Kazimir Malevich is the 50th most popular painter (up from 54th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 7th 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 50 out of 1,428Before him are Gustave Courbet, Nicolas Poussin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Klee, and Egon Schiele. After him are Andrea del Verrocchio, Georges Braque, Camille Pissarro, Fra Angelico, Anthony van Dyck, and Jean-François Millet.

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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, Emperor Taishō, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1935, Kazimir Malevich ranks 1After him are Alfred Dreyfus, T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Alban Berg, Józef Piłsudski, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Arthur Henderson, Astrid of Sweden, and Auguste Escoffier.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Kazimir Malevich ranks 6 out of 913Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879), Hurrem Sultan (1502), Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Nikolai Gogol (1809), and Sergei Prokofiev (1891). After him are Golda Meir (1898), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), John III Sobieski (1629), Joseph Conrad (1857), Ilya Repin (1844), and Helena Blavatsky (1831).

Among PAINTERS In Ukraine

Among painters born in Ukraine, Kazimir Malevich ranks 1After him are Ilya Repin (1844), Ivan Aivazovsky (1817), Sonia Delaunay (1885), Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Alexander Archipenko (1887), Zinaida Serebriakova (1884), Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), Leonid Pasternak (1862), Isaak Brodsky (1883), Henryk Siemiradzki (1843), and Maurycy Gottlieb (1856).