El Lissitzky Oil Paintings

El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky was a Russian painter, typographer, architect and designer.

El Lissitzky was born Eleazar Markovich Lisitskii in Vitebsk in 1890. From 1909 until 1914 Lissitzky studied architecture in Darmstadt. In 1919 Lissitzky became a professor at the art school in Vitebsk, where he met Marc Chagall and Kasimir Malevich. At that time Lissitzky turned to the Suprematist theory of art and the "UNOWIS" group, beginning to work on a series of abstract paintings he called "Proun" ["For the New Art2].

Between 1921 and 1925 Lissitzky worked in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland but became a professor at the Moscow Art Academy in 1921. He founded the international journal "Vesc" in 1922 and devoted himself increasingly to typography and exhibition design. Between 1923 and 1925 Lissitzky designed the "Wolkenbügel" project [office blocks for Moscow, some with splayed legs straddling streets].

In 1925 Lissitzky returned to Moscow and taught at the post-Revolutionary art school Vkhutemas. Between 1926 and 1934 Lissitzky designed several exhibitions. El Lissitzky worked on the journal "The USSR in Architecture", for which Lissitzky and his wife, Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers, designed a great many issues. Lissitzky was a Russian avant-garde artist who did not limit himself to developing a form of abstract painting but rather extended the new functionalism to photography, book design, architecture and urban planning. His enormous versatility enabled El Lissitzky to forge links between the Russian Constructivists and Neo-Plasticism (De Stijl), the Bauhaus and Dada. As a painter and architect, Lissitzky was both personally and artistically close to the painter and architectural model-maker Kasimir Malevich.

El Lissitzky died in Moscow in 1941.

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Socialist Realism(2)

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Beat All The Scattered 1920Gallery Price: $270.00
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Flying To Earth From A Distance 1920Gallery Price: $270.00
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Four Arithmetic Actions 1928Gallery Price: $325.00
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Basic Calculus 1928Gallery Price: $270.00
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CompositionGallery Price: $270.00
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Book Cover For Suprematic Tale About Two Squares 1920Gallery Price: $285.00
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Beat The Whites With The Red Wedge 1920Gallery Price: $285.00
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Black Anxious 1920Gallery Price: $275.00
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Announcer 1923Gallery Price: $300.00
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Cover Of The Book Teyashim Four Billy Goats 1922Gallery Price: $245.00
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Catalog Cover 1923Gallery Price: $290.00
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Building In Moscow 1929Gallery Price: $270.00
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Cover Of The Avant Guard Periodical Vyeshch 1922 1Gallery Price: $270.00
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Cover Of Broom 1923Gallery Price: $235.00
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New Man 1923Gallery Price: $300.00
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Central Park Of Culture And Leisure Sparrow HillsGallery Price: $250.00
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Book Cover For Chad Gadya By El Lissitzky 1919Gallery Price: $285.00
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All For The Front All For VictoryGallery Price: $235.00
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Book Cover For Ingle Tsingl Khvat By Mani LeibGallery Price: $310.00
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ProunGallery Price: $265.00
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