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


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 by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Improvisation 19

Auctionata, Berlin

April 24, 2015


 Composition by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky


Aguttes, Paris - Drouot

March 30, 2015


 Der Blaue Reiter by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Der Blaue Reiter

Auctionata, Berlin

March 27, 2015


 Der Kleine Punkt by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Der Kleine Punkt

Christie's, London

February 5, 2015

$298,207  USD

 Stufen (Steps) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Stufen (Steps)

Christie's, London

February 5, 2015

$463,793  USD

 Ernst - Spass by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Ernst - Spass

Christie's, London

February 4, 2015

$1,996,988  USD

 Zartes Gem?t (Delicate Soul) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Zartes Gem?t (Delicate Soul)

Sotheby's, London

February 4, 2015

$955,577  USD

 Ohne Titel (Untitled) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Ohne Titel (Untitled)

Sotheby's, London

February 4, 2015

$299,282  USD

 Moskau II (Moscow II) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Moskau II (Moscow II)

Sotheby's, London

February 3, 2015

$9,560,659  USD

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