Kazimir Malevich — Polish Artist born on February 23, 1878, died on May 15, 1935

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was a Russian painter and art theoretician of Polish descent. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement... (wikipedia)

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.
Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal.