- El Lissitzky (Russian, 1890-1941)
- Gouache, pencil and tan paper collage element on wove paper
- 19-3/8 x 13-1/4 in. (49.2 x 33.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Museum
Lissitzky was one of the leading figures in Russian Suprematism and Constructivism. At the invitation of Marc Chagall, he taught architecture and graphic arts at the Vitebsk School of Fine Arts. Lissitzky was influenced greatly by his colleague at the school, Kasimir Malevich. In 1919 he began working on a series of abstract compositions of geometric planes that opened out into space, which he called "Proun." In 1922 he participated in the Russian Exhibition in Berlin and became acquainted with László Moholy-Nagy, who transmitted the ideas of Russian Constructivism to the Bauhaus.
The artist, probably sold by 1924 to;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.
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