Wassily Kandinsky

Nationality: French

Birth Year: 1866

Death Year: 1944

Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia

Place of Death: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Specialities: Modern Art

Biography

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsk (16 December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.
In 1896 Kandinsky settled in Munich, studying first at Anton Ažbe's private school and then at the Academy of Fine Arts. He returned to Moscow in 1914, after the outbreak of World War I. Kandinsky was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Moscow, and returned to Germany in 1921. There, he taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture from 1922 until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to France where he lived the rest of his life, became a French citizen in 1939, and produced some of his most prominent art. He died at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1944.

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 Ohne titel by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Ohne titel

Christie's, New York

May 15, 2015

$581,000  USD

 Zickzack in Weich by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Zickzack in Weich

Christie's, New York

May 15, 2015

$209,000  USD

 Entwurf zu 'Improvisation mit rot-blauem Ring' by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Entwurf zu 'Improvisation mit rot-blauem Ring'

Christie's, New York

May 14, 2015

$4,533,000  USD

 Gerade Und Schief (Straight and Slanted) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Gerade Und Schief (Straight and Slanted)

Sotheby's, New York

May 6, 2015

$250,000  USD

 Kreis Und Rechteck (Circle and Rectangle) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Kreis Und Rechteck (Circle and Rectangle)

Sotheby's, New York

May 6, 2015

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 Die Schiffe (Holland) (The Ships) by Wassily Kandinsky

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Die Schiffe (Holland) (The Ships)

Sotheby's, New York

May 6, 2015

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 Epanouissement by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Epanouissement

Sotheby's, New York

May 5, 2015

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 Improvisation 19 by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Improvisation 19

Auctionata, Berlin

April 24, 2015

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 Etching For 24 Essais De Jakovski by Wassily Kandinsky

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Etching For 24 Essais De Jakovski

Christie's, South Kensington

April 22, 2015

$3,380  USD

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