Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky was born today in 1890. First trained as an engineer, Lissitzky's legacy as designer, photographer, typographer, and architect was rooted in the belief that abstraction was a harbinger of utopian social values. "Untitled" from our collection:http://gu.gg/UYTbX
(b Pochinok, Smolensk province, 23 Nov 1890; d Moscow, 30 Dec 1941). Russian draughtsman, architect, printmaker, painter, illustrator, designer, photographer, teacher and theorist.