Russian avant-garde artist and theorist Kazimir Malevich was a prominent engineer and writer, too. He had profound influence on abstract art as the founder of Suprematism, which extended abstract art into other-worldly art, capturing pure essence and feeling into the supremacy of both. Malevich trained at several schools: Kiev School of Art, Stroganov School in Moscow, and Moscow School of Paintings, Sculpture, and Architecture. There he learned the fundamentals of Impressionism, Symbolism, and Fauvism that he would practice extensively before developing his own style. After a trip to Paris, he became greatly influenced by Picasso and Cubist works. Malevich was the first artist to exhibit paintings that featured purely abstract and geometric elements. He eventually became a professor, teaching young artists techniques in both general art styles and his own. Later in his life, when Soviet politicians banned modern art, he became doomed. His artworks and very livelihood, stripped away, caused him to die in poverty.