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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 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 also considered to be part of the Ukrainian avant-garde (together with Alexander Archipenko, 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 1,526,198 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Kazimir Malevich is the 59th most popular painter (down from 50th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 59 out of 1,421Before him are Paolo Veronese, Ilya Repin, Diego Rivera, Jean-François Millet, Egon Schiele, and Artemisia Gentileschi. After him are Anthony van Dyck, Giorgione, Jackson Pollock, Giovanni Bellini, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and Théodore Géricault.

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

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Kazimir Malevich ranks 11 out of 1,083Before him are Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Stepan Bandera (1909), Ilya Repin (1844), and Golda Meir (1898). After him are John III Sobieski (1629), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), and Svetlana Alexievich (1948).

Among PAINTERS In Ukraine

Among painters born in Ukraine, Kazimir Malevich ranks 2Before him are Ilya Repin (1844). After him are Sonia Delaunay (1885), Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Alexander Archipenko (1887), Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842), Zinaida Serebriakova (1884), Leonid Pasternak (1862), Henryk Siemiradzki (1843), Cassandre (1901), Maurycy Gottlieb (1856), and Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757).