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Kazimir Severinovich Malevich
(1878 - 1935)

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1878 Born 23 February in Kiev, Ukraine
1890s Begins studying at the Kiev Art School
1896 Family moves to Kursk
1899 Marries Kazimira Zgleits
1904 First trip to Moscow
1905 Shows Symbolist works in an exhibition in Kursk of Moscow and local artists
1905 Works at the Moscow studio school of Fefdor Rerberg (until 1910)
1909 Divorces Kazimira, marries Sofia Rafalovich
1910 First participates in an exhibition of modern art
1911 Exhibits twenty-four works at the Moscow Salon
1912 Develops the "New Russian Style" with metallic-looking figures
1913 Joins Union of Youth
1914 Leaves the Union of Youth, shows at the Paris Indépendants Salon
1915 Initiates "Suprematism", a style of painting characterised by flat coloured rectangles and other geometric forms on a white ground.
1916 Organises the Supremus society, drafted into the army
1918 Moves to Petrograd
1919 Returns to Moscow, teaches at Svomas, then moves to Vitebsk to teach at the Art Institute
1920 Unovis (Advocates of the New Art) group formed around Malevich at the Vitebsk school
1924 Appointed director of the Leningrad Institute of Artistic Culture,and heads the Formal and Theoretical Section of the research studios there
1926 Removed as direct of the institute
1927 Travels to Warsaw and Berlin
1928 Begins to teach part time at the Kiev Art Institute
1933 Becomes ill
1935 Dies at home in Leningrad on 15 May
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