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Yiddish Avant Garde – El Lisitzky

“Eliezer Lisitzky (1890-1941), better known as El Lisitzky, was a Russian Jewish artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer, and architect. He was one of the most important figures of the Russian avant-garde, helping develop Suprematism with his friend and mentor, Kazimir Malevich. He began his career illustrating Yiddish children’s books in an effort to promote Jewish culture. In 1921, he became the Russian cultural ambassador in Weimar Germany, working with and influencing important figures of the Bauhaus movement. He brought significant innovation and change to the fields of typography, exhibition design, photomontage, and book design, producing critically respected works and winning international acclaim.”

Source: Yale University Library

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky

Yiddish Avant Garde: El Lisitzky