Proun

El Lissitzky (Russian, 1890–1941)
Proun, 1920

Gouache and watercolor on paper
15 3/8 x 15 7/8 in. (39.1 x 40.3 cm)
Signed in pencil lower left: El Lissitzky
Jane and Roger Wolcott Memorial, Gift of Thomas T. Solley, 75.92

Provenance

1975, IU Art Museum purchase from Margo Pollins Schab Gallery with funds from Thomas T. Solley

Exhibitions

October 9–November 29, 1979, "Masters of Abstraction in Prints and Drawings," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

July 8, 1980–February 15, 1981, “The Russian Avant-Garde 1910-1930: New Perspectives,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (cat. no. 138)

December 8, 1983–February 12, 1984, “Dreams and Nightmares: Utopian Visions in Modern Art,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (cat. no. 21)

Remarks

Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.