Born 1902, Lyucite, Latvia
Died 1929, Leningrad
1903 His family moves Vitebsk.
1917-1919 Studies art with Yurii Pen.
1919 Begins studying at Vkhutemas in Moscow, but soon returns to the Vitebsk Practical Art Institute where he studies with Marc Chagall.
1919-1920 Becomes a pupil and follower of Kazimir Malevich and the Suprematist style. Is an organizer of Malevich’s Posnovis group (later known as Unovis).
1922 Leaves Vitebsk when Malevich is forced out. Moves with Malevich and a group of his followers to Petrograd.
1923 Researches at the Museum of Painterly Culture and participates in the “Exhibition of Paintings of Petrograd Artist of All Tendencies.”
1924 Assists at the Petrograd Ginkhuk in developing Suprematist architectural models.
1925 Becomes a research associate at the Decorative Institute.
1925-1926 Collaborates with the architect Alexandr Nikolsky.