Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was a Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist, whose pioneering work and writing had a profound influence on the development of non-objective, or abstract art, in the 20th century.
Born: February 23, 1879, Kiev, Ukraine
Died: May 15, 1935, Saint Petersburg, Russia
On view: Museum of Modern Art, MORE
Periods: Suprematism, Cubo-Futurism, Cubism, Naïve art, MORE
Spouse: Natalia Manchenko (m. 1927–1935), Sofia Rafalovich (m. 1909–1923), Kazimira Zgleits (m. 1902–1909)
Nationality: Ukrainian, Russian, Soviet.
Black Square (also known as The Black Square or Malevich’s Black Square) is an iconic painting by Kazimir Malevich. The first version was done in 1915.