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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Improvisation 19

Auctionata, Berlin

April 24, 2015

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 Composition by Wassily Kandinsky

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Composition

Aguttes, Paris - Drouot

March 30, 2015

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 Der Blaue Reiter by Wassily Kandinsky

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Der Blaue Reiter

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March 27, 2015

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 Der Kleine Punkt by Wassily Kandinsky

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Der Kleine Punkt

Christie's, London

February 5, 2015

$298,207  USD

 Stufen (Steps) by Wassily Kandinsky

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Stufen (Steps)

Christie's, London

February 5, 2015

$463,793  USD

 Ernst - Spass by Wassily Kandinsky

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Ernst - Spass

Christie's, London

February 4, 2015

$1,996,988  USD

 Zartes Gem?t (Delicate Soul) by Wassily Kandinsky

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Zartes Gem?t (Delicate Soul)

Sotheby's, London

February 4, 2015

$955,577  USD

 Ohne Titel (Untitled) by Wassily Kandinsky

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Ohne Titel (Untitled)

Sotheby's, London

February 4, 2015

$299,282  USD

 Moskau II (Moscow II) by Wassily Kandinsky

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Moskau II (Moscow II)

Sotheby's, London

February 3, 2015

$9,560,659  USD

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