El Lissitzky Paintings

Lazar Markovich Lissitzky (1890–1941), better known as El Lissitzky, was a Russian artist who, along with Kazimir Malevich, helped to develop Suprematism. He specialized in a wide range of artistic practices including design, photography, typography, and architecture. Early in his career, Lissitzky illustrated Yiddish children’s books and at the young age of 15 he became a teacher. Later in life, he served as the Russian Cultural Ambassador in Germany which gave him the opportunity to work alongside central figures of the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements . Lissitzky believed that artists could be agents for change and worked closely with the USSR to develop anti-Nazi propaganda throughout WWII.

Paintings by El Lissitzky in Chronological Order:

Victory over the Sun: All is well that begins well and has no end, 1913 Reminiscence of Ravenna, 1914 Flying Sun, 1916
Book cover for ‘Ingle-Tsingl-Khvat’ by Mani Leib, c.1918 Book cover for ‘Chad Gadya’ by El Lissitzky, 1919 Illustration by El Lissitzky to ‘The Hen Who Wanted A Comb’, 1919
Illustration for Jewish folk tale ‘The Goat’, 1919 Illustration to Aggadah, 1919 Illustration to ‘Chad Gadya’, 1919
Proun 1 A, Bridge I, 1919 Proun 1 C, 1919 Proun 23, No.6, 1919
Proun 5 A, 1919 Beat all the scattered, 1920 Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge, 1920
Black Anxious, 1920 Book cover for ‘Suprematic tale about two squares’, 1920 Composition, c.1920
Cover to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Do not read, grab bars, paper, pieces of wood, fold, paint, build, 1920 Flying to earth from a distance, 1920
Here are two squares, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920
Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920
Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920
Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920
Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920
Illustration to ‘For the voice’ by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1920 Illustration to ‘Suprematic tale about two squares’, 1920 Illustration to ‘Suprematic tale about two squares’, 1920
Insert the red and clear on black, 1920 Lenin Tribune, 1920 Preliminary sketch for a poster, 1920
Proun 30, 1920 Proun 4 B, c.1920 Suprematic tale about two squares, 1920
There is over, 1920 To all the children, 1920 Untitled, c.1920
Wendingen, 1921 Cover of the avant guard periodical ‘Vyeshch’, 1922 Cover of the book ‘Teyashim’ (‘Four billy goats’), 1922
Proun, 1922 Proun 19D, 1922 Announcer, 1923
Catalog cover, 1923 Cover of Broom, 1923 New Man, 1923
Proun, 1923 Proun G7, 1923 Merz’ Magazine Layout, 1924
Proun 99, 1924 Iron in clouds’, for Strastnoy Boulevard, 1925 Proun, c.1925
Cover for ‘Good!’ by Vladimir Mayyakovsky, 1927 Cover for ‘Good!’ by Vladimir Mayyakovsky, 1927 Printing industries, 1927
Basic Calculus, 1928 Chair for the exhibition, 1928 Four (arithmetic) actions, 1928
Building in Moscow, 1929 Cover of booklet of Soviet Division of the International Exhibition of Hygiene in Dresden, 1930 Central Park of Culture and Leisure Sparrow Hills
Proun 3 A Proun 30 T Proun 43
Proun 8 Proun Interpenetrating Planes Tatlin at Work
All for the front! All for Victory!

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