Kazimir Malevich

1879–1935

Biography

Keith Coventry, ‘Heygate Estate’ 1995
Keith Coventry
Heygate Estate 1995
© Keith Coventry

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (February 23, 1878 – May 15, 1935) was a Russian painter and art theoretician. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement. He was a devout Christian mystic who believed the central task of an artist was that of rendering spiritual feeling.

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