Ilya Grigorevich Chashnik (1902 - 1929)

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Ilya Grigorevich Chashnik

Ilya Grigorevich Chashnik (Russian: Илья Григорьевич Чашник) was a Russian Suprematist artist, known for his close association with Kazimir Malevich and as a pioneering member of the UNOVIS school. Born in 1902 in Lucyn, Russian Empire (now Ludza, Latvia), Chashnik's artistic journey began in Vitebsk, where he was deeply influenced by the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. He studied at the Vitebsk Artistic-Practical Institute under Malevich and became one of his most faithful disciples, embracing Suprematism's focus on basic geometric forms and the use of a limited color palette.

Chashnik's work is characterized by his exploration of Suprematist principles across various forms of art, including painting, metalwork, and ceramics. His art is distinguished by a dynamic use of forms, often incorporating complex tonal relationships and achieving a sense of rhythm and symmetry. Notably, Chashnik applied these principles to the design of everyday objects, making significant contributions to porcelain design at the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. His designs for the factory revealed his inventive approach, combining Suprematist aesthetics with practical applications​​​.

Despite his untimely death in 1929 at the age of 27, Chashnik's legacy in the art world remains profound. His works are held in several prestigious collections, including the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. These institutions recognize Chashnik not just for his artistic output but also for his significant role in the development of Suprematism and its application beyond traditional canvases​​​​​​.

For those interested in the intersection of avant-garde art and practical design, Ilya Chashnik's work offers a fascinating study. His ability to translate the visionary ideas of Suprematism into tangible objects marks him as a key figure in the movement's history. To stay updated on new insights and sales related to Ilya Grigorevich Chashnik's work, sign up for updates and don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the works of this groundbreaking artist.

Date and place of birt:26 june 1902, Ludza, Russian Empire
Date and place of death:4 march 1929, St. Petersburg, USSR
Nationality:Latvia, Russia, USSR, Russian Empire
Period of activity: XX century
Specialization:Designer, Graphic artist, Painter, Porcelain painter
Art school / group:Утвердители нового искусства
Genre:Дизайн
Art style:Suprematism, Предметный дизайн
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Creators Latvia

Martins Krumins (1900 - 1992)
Martins Krumins
1900 - 1992
Gustav Gustavovich Klutsis (1895 - 1938)
Gustav Gustavovich Klutsis
1895 - 1938
Alexander Schwabe (1824 - 1872)
Alexander Schwabe
1824 - 1872
Vasily Nikolayevich Masyutin (1884 - 1955)
Vasily Nikolayevich Masyutin
1884 - 1955
Alexander Antonovich Rizzoni (1836 - 1902)
Alexander Antonovich Rizzoni
1836 - 1902
Francisks Ignatievich Varslavan (1899 - 1949)
Francisks Ignatievich Varslavan
1899 - 1949
Jan Damel (1780 - 1840)
Jan Damel
1780 - 1840
Emil Schultz-Riga (1872 - 1931)
Emil Schultz-Riga
1872 - 1931
Johann Lebrecht Eggink (1784 - 1867)
Johann Lebrecht Eggink
1784 - 1867
Aleksandr Davidovich Drevin (1889 - 1938)
Aleksandr Davidovich Drevin
1889 - 1938
Alexander Ivanovich Sauerweid (1783 - 1844)
Alexander Ivanovich Sauerweid
1783 - 1844
Vera Idelson (1893 - 1977)
Vera Idelson
1893 - 1977
Vilhelms Purvītis (1872 - 1945)
Vilhelms Purvītis
1872 - 1945
Raimonds Staprans (1926)
Raimonds Staprans
1926
Oto Skulme (1889 - 1967)
Oto Skulme
1889 - 1967
Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina (1889 - 1953)
Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina
1889 - 1953

Creators Suprematism

Ron Agam (1958)
Ron Agam
1958
Paul (Pavel Andreevich) Mansouroff (Mansurov) (1896 - 1983)
Paul (Pavel Andreevich) Mansouroff (Mansurov)
1896 - 1983
Nadia Khodasevich-Léger (1904 - 1982)
Nadia Khodasevich-Léger
1904 - 1982
Ivan Albertovich Puni (1894 - 1956)
Ivan Albertovich Puni
1894 - 1956
Keith Coventry (1958)
Keith Coventry
1958
Cestmir Kafka (1922 - 1988)
Cestmir Kafka
1922 - 1988
Fyodor Semyonovich Bogorodsky (1895 - 1959)
Fyodor Semyonovich Bogorodsky
1895 - 1959
Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova (1886 - 1918)
Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova
1886 - 1918
Henryk Stażewski (1894 - 1988)
Henryk Stażewski
1894 - 1988
Eduard Semenovich Gorokhovsky (1929 - 2004)
Eduard Semenovich Gorokhovsky
1929 - 2004
Vera Mikhailovna Ermolaeva (1893 - 1937)
Vera Mikhailovna Ermolaeva
1893 - 1937
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895 - 1946)
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
1895 - 1946
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899 - 1962)
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
1899 - 1962
Ekaterina (Katarzyna) Nikolaevna Kobro (1898 - 1951)
Ekaterina (Katarzyna) Nikolaevna Kobro
1898 - 1951
Veniamin Pavlovich Belkin (1884 - 1951)
Veniamin Pavlovich Belkin
1884 - 1951
Walter Leistikow (1865 - 1908)
Walter Leistikow
1865 - 1908