Kazimir Malevich, born in 1878 in modern-day Ukraine, was an avant-garde painter. Malevich was the founder of the Suprematist school of abstract painting.
In his early life, his family moved often. He spent most of his time in villages in modern-day Ukraine among sugar beet plantations. He knew nothing about professional artists until the age of 12, although he was surrounded by art in the form of peasant embroidery and in decorative walls and stoves.
After his father died in 1904, Malevich moved to Moscow, where he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. His early work was influenced by Impressionism, Symbolism, and Fauvism. He participated in his first exhibition in 1911 as part of the artist group Soyuz Molodyozhi.
After a trip to Paris in 1912, where he visited an exhibition of Pablo Picasso, he became heavily influenced by Cubism. This led to him joining the Jack of Diamonds group of artists, and he led the Russian Cubist movement.
Malevich began creating canvases filled with abstract patterns in his own style that he called Suprematism. The idea behind Suprematism is that color, line, and shape are more important than narrative or subject matter in art. Over the next 6 years, Malevich painted some of his most important pieces.
From 1919 to 1921 Malevich taught art in Moscow and modern-day Leningrad, where he would spend the rest of his life.
In 1927 Malevich went to Warsaw where he was given an elaborate welcome thanks to his Polish heritage. Here he held his first foreign exhibition before traveling to Germany where he finally received international recognition.
Unfortunately, the Soviet Union banned modern art, leading to much of Malevich’s work being confiscated. He was also banned from exhibiting or creating art in an abstract style. This led to Malevich spiraling into poverty and stupor on the way to his death in 1935.
1. Three Women On The Road
‘Three women on the road’ was created in 1900 by Kazimir Malevich in Impressionism style.
2. Underwear on the Fence
‘Underwear on the fence’ was created in 1903 by Kazimir Malevich in Impressionism style.
3. Spring Garden in Blossom
‘Spring Garden in Blossom’ was created in 1904 by Kazimir Malevich in Impressionism style.
Hand-painted oil painting reproduction on canvas of Birkenhain 1905 by artist Kazimir Malevich
5. Winter Landscape
Despite the natural character and improvisational nature of the painting, Winter Landscape by Kazimir Malevich made in the year 1906 contains complex formal features.
‘Church’ was created in 1905 by Kazimir Malevich in the Pointillism style.
7. Landscape with Yellow House
‘Landscape with Yellow House’ was created in 1907 by Kazimir Malevich in the Pointillism style.
‘Prayer’ was created in 1907 by Kazimir Malevich in Symbolism style.
9. Sketch For Fresco
‘Sketch for fresco’ was created in 1907 by Kazimir Malevich in Symbolism style.
10. Triumph of the Skies
‘Triumph of the Skies’ was created in 1907 by Kazimir Malevich in Symbolism style.
11. The Wedding
‘The wedding’ was created in 1907 by Kazimir Malevich in the Post-Impressionism style.
12. Song Of The Blue Clouds
‘Song of the Blue Clouds’ was created in 1908 by Kazimir Malevich in Symbolism style.
13. Oak And Dryads
Kazimir Malevich’s Oak and Dryads is a painting on a fabulous theme in folklore performance made in the year 1908.
14. River in Forest
‘River in Forest’ was created in 1908 by Kazimir Malevich in Impressionism style.
15. Woman Picking Flowers
‘Woman picking flowers’ was created in 1908 by Kazimir Malevich in Symbolism style.