Constructivism

El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky was a Russian avant-garde artist and polemicist who utilized art in order to initiate various social and political changes. Even though his work was often abstract, El Lissitzky’s was addressing the political situation in Russia and the nascent Soviet Union. Following his mentor Kazimir Malevich in the movement of Suprematism, Lissitzky used...

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Vladimir Tatlin - Artist's portrait - Image via wikipediaorg

Vladimir Tatlin

Most remembered as the creator of iconic but never realized Monument to the Third International, Vladimir Tatlin was a central person of the Russian Constructivism, the most influential modern art movement which, starting from the ideas of Cubism,...

Mr. Dada Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau and the Art of Lang-Katago (detail), photo via bilderundworte.de

Kurt Schwitters

One of the most engaging dissidents of the 20th century, Kurt Schwitters expressed himself through various mediums as painting, sculpture, poetry, graphic design, and typography, but the things that distinguished his work among others were his collages,...

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - Yellow Circle (detail), 1921, photo via thecharnelhouse.org

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

The most inventive and engaging of all the Bauhaus artists, László Moholy-Nagy adhered to his dictum that everybody has a talent. He is known for his theories of art focusing his teaching practice on developing students’ natural gifts instead of making...

Franco Grignani - portrait of the artist

Franco Grignani

If you want something done, do it yourself. But sometimes, because of the circumstances, our identities mustn’t be revealed in the process. Similarly, the story of truth and lies hides behind one of the most recognizable logos in the world, the Woolmark...

Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Martin was a British painter and sculptor who along with his wife Mary Martin and Victor Pasmore was a leading figure in the revival of Constructivism in Britain and America in the 1940s....

Thilo Maatsch

Thilo Maatsch was a German artist and an exponent of abstract art, constructivism and concrete art. His art was considered degenerate by the Nazi regime, but his rediscovery ensued in 1966....

Hartmut Bohm - Formation aus Gegenuberstellungen 1-6, 2008-2009 (detail)

Hartmut Bohm

More details will be forthcoming shortly. Featured image: Hartmut Böhm – Formation aus Gegenüberstellungen 1-6, 2008-2009 (detail). Dibond. Photo courtesy Bartha Contemporary...

Carel Visser

Carel Visser

Carel Visser was a Dutch sculptor. He is considered an important representative of Dutch abstract-minimalist constructivism in sculpture....

Vasily Dmitrievich Ermilov - Lady with a Fan (detail) - 1919

Vasily Dmitrievich Ermilov

Vasily Dmitrievich Ermilov was a Ukrainian painter, avant-garde artist and designer. His genres included cubism, constructivism, and neo-primitivism....

Varvara Stepanova

Varvara Fedorovna Stepanova

Varvara Fedorovna Stepanova was a Russian artist, and one of the leaders of the Constructivist movement. Varvara was a painter, photographer and designer, known for her textiles designs and theatrical costumes and posters. She was one of the...

Henryk Stazewski

Henryk Stażewski was a Polish artist, best known for his paintings. He is considered to be a pioneer of the classical avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. Featured image: Henryk Stażewski in his studio – image via culture.pl...

Hermann Glockner

Hermann Glöckner was a German artist and important representative of constructivism. He received the National Prize of the GDR in 1984 and the DEFA dedicated a film to him. Featured image: Hermann Glockner – Gebrochenes Band, Dresden, photo via...

Sidney Gordin

Sidney Gordin was a well-known American Constructivist sculptor and painter who was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia....

Walter Dexel

Walter Dexel was a self-taught German painter, commercial graphic designer, and transportation planner born in 1890....

Guy Vandenbranden

Guy Vandenbranden was a widely recognized Belgian artist who belonged to the second generation of Belgian constructivists. Featured image: Guy Vandenbranden – Untitled, Museum To Scale, 2012, installation view, photo via museumtoscale.com...

Joaquin Torres-Garcia

Joaquín Torres-García was an Uruguayan painter who spent most of his life in Spain. He introduced Constructivism to South America. Featured image: Joaquin Torres-Garcia – portrait, photo via barcelonagalleryweekend.com...

Terry Pope

Terry Pope is a sculptor and maker of constructions, born in Cornwall. He studied at Bath Academy of Art at Corsham, 1959-62, obtaining a Royal Netherlands Government Scholarship in the latter year, enabling him to study at Royal Academy of Fine Art in The...

Heinrich Siepmann

Heinrich Siepmann was a German painter and constructivist. He was known for completely harmonically balanced compositions. Featured image: Heinrich Siepmann – Construction (detail), 1995 – image courtesy of Sylvan Cole Gallery...