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El Lissitzky

[Russian Abstract Painter, 1890-1941]

• Also known as:  Lazar Lisitsky
• Relationships: Member of the Abstraction-Creation Group in Paris, 1930s.
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    El Lissitzky Works Online    
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Original works by El Lissitzky available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Mini-site for the 1998-99 exhibition Monuments of the Future: Designs by El Lissitzky

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Title sheet to Part of the Show Machinery, 1923

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "L"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Moscow Museum of Modern Art (in Russian)  

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris
Had Gadya: One only kid which my father bought for two zuzim, 1919

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
Proun 19D, 1922
Composition, 1922

Philadelphia Museum of Art

State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Stiftung Moritzburg, Moritzburg, Germany (in German)  
Selbstporträt mit Zirkel (Self-Portrait with Compass), 1924

Stiftung Moritzburg, Moritzburg, Germany (in German)  
Proun 30, 1920

El Lissitzky at the The British Museum, London, UK

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
Proun P23, no.6, 1919

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
Scroll down to the very bottom of the page

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteEl Lissitzky at The Artchive

Notable SiteEl Lissitzky at The Athenaeum
3 works online by Lissitzky

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Another Form of Intervention/Studio Cleo

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on El Lissitzky  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy

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The Isms of Art: 1924-1914

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El Lissitzky: Beyond the Abstract Cabinet


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