Malevich was born near Kiev. His earliest work shows the influence of cubism, distinguished by great clarity of outline. In 1912 he began to develop his own style, known as suprematism (referring to supremacy of feeling over all other artistic considerations).
Kasimir Malevich (1879-1935), Russian painter and theorist, founder of Supermatism. Born and trained near Kiev, he settled in Moscow in 1905.His painting style thereafter reflects the influence of a succession of European movements, from impressionism and Post-Impressionism, through a primitivist celebration of peasant life – due largely to his association with Cubism and Futurism. By 1915 he had produced his first purely abstract geometric compositions, which he labeled Suprematism.
Last month The Financial Times Limited reported the fate of The Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.