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El Lissitzky

(Russian, 1890–1941)

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El Lissitzky

Proun, 1919–1923

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El Lissitzky

Proun, 1923

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El Lissitzky

Proun 2B, 1919

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Biography

Timeline

1890 - 1921
lived and studied in the city of Vitebsk,Belarus
1890
Born: Pochinok, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
1909 - 1914
Studied architecture in Darmstadt
1918
appointed Commissioner of Artistic Affairs for Vitebsk, Belarus
1919
invited by Marc Chagall to teach painting at the newly formed People's Art School, Vitebsk, Belarus
1920
Malevich and El Lissitsky co-founded 'Molposnovis' (short-lived—proto-suprematist association artists)
1921 - 1925
Worked in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland
Designed the 'Wolkenbegel' project [office blocks for Moscow, some with splayed legs straddling streets]
Returned to Moscow and taught at the post-Revolutionary art school Vkhutemas
1921
Professor at the Moscow Art Academy, Moscow, Russia
moved to Berlin to become the Russian cultural ambassador to Weimar Germany
1922
Founded the international journal 'Vesc'
1923 - 1925
El Lissitzky proposed and developed the idea of horizontal skyscrapers in Moscow

Exhibitions

2008
El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios - Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS (solo)
2007
DISSONANZ UND HARMONIE - Galerie Stolz Berlin, Berlin (solo)
2006
El Lissitzky - Sieg über die Sonne - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen (solo)
El Lissitzky - Futurist Portfolios - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (solo)
2003
Constructs for a Brave New World: El Lissitzky’s Proun and Victory over the Sun - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (solo)
2001
El Lissitzky - 2 Quadrate - Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (solo)
2000
El Lissitzky (1890-1941) Photographien - Galerie Berinson, Berlin (solo)
1999
El Lissitzky - Más allá de la abstracción - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona (solo)
1995
El Lissitzky - Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (solo)
1976
El Lissitzky - Galerie Gmurzynska - Köln, Cologne (solo)

Literature

2003
Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk Berlin Moscow - 2003 - 275 pages
1999
El Lissitzky: Beyond the Abstract Cabinet ... - 1999 - 252 pages