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(b nr. Kiev, 11 [23] Feb. 1878 [or ?1879]; d Leningrad, 15 May 1935). Russian painter, designer, and writer, with Mondrian the most important pioneer of geometric abstract art. He began working in an unexceptional Post-Impressionist manner, but by 1912 he was painting peasant subjects in a massive ‘tubular’ style similar to that of Léger as well as pictures combining the fragmentation of form of Cubism with the multiplication of the image of Futurism (The Knife Grinder, 1912, Yale Univ.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)