Lyubov Popova was born in 1889. She studies with S. Zhukovsky and K. Yuon, and their Impressionist style has influenced her early works. In 1912-1913 she travels to Paris and joins her friend and colleague N. Udaltsova. There she takes courses at the Académie de la Palette, under Le Fauconnier and Metzinger. Her analytical Cubism applied to the human figure in her work, shows a wise integration of geometrical forms and space into transparent structured planes. Between 1912-1915 Popova works at The Tower – under Tatlin. She makes collages and painted reliefs. Painterly Architectonics – her first non-objective works are created in 1916 and are displayed at Jack of Diamonds exhibition.
On that same year she joins the Suprematist group. Her dynamic and impressive paintings represent geometric planes interpenetrating and creating diagonal compositions. In 1918 she joins what later became the Higher Artistic and Technical Workshops, where she teaches color construction. She participates in theoretical debates and in 1921 has several works on show at the 5 x 5 = 25 exhibition. Her work becomes more complex with a greater use of linear elements and architectural constructions. She starts working for the theater (costume and set design) and for the textile industry. In 1923 she starts creating textile design, in a Constructivist style, for mass production at the First State Factory in Moscow. Popova dies in 1924 in Moscow.