|Publisher:||The Museum of Modern Art|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Kasimir Malevich was born in Kiev, Russia in 1878, the eldest of 14 children, four of whom died in childbirth. He claims to have begun exhibiting his work in 1898, but 1905 is his first exhibition on record, a joint show of Moscow and Kursk artists. In 1915 he exhibited his first Suprematist paintings at the 0.10 Last Futurist Exhibition, and continued to produce Suprematist works and manifestos well into the next decade. He held posts at the Vitebsk School of Art, the State Institute of Artistic Culture in Leningrad, the State Institute of the History of the Arts, and the Kiev Institute of Art, and was one of the founders and leaders of UNOVIS. Malevich died in 1935; the site of his ashes is marked by a white cube and a black square.
El Lissitzky was born in 1890 and died in 1941. One of the founders of Constructivism, he created, in addition to his geometric pictorial compositions, placard designs, avant-garde architectural projects and pioneering photographic work.
Born in 1891 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexander Rodchenko was a seminal avant-garde figure in revolutionary Russia. His work has been subject of renewed interest and in 1998 The Museum, of Modern Art held a retrospective of his work. The artist died in Moscow in 1956.
Deborah Wye is the Chief Curator in the Department of Prints and illustrated books at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.