Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

French, b. 1866 - d. 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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 Lithographie N? I by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Lithographie N? I

Germann Auktionen, Zurich

November 25, 2014


 Lithographie N? II by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Lithographie N? II

Germann Auktionen, Zurich

November 25, 2014

$9,334  USD

 Entwurf Zu Blauer Fleck by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Entwurf Zu Blauer Fleck

Christie's, New York

November 6, 2014

$317,000  USD

 Gitterform (Netting) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Gitterform (Netting)

Sotheby's, New York

November 5, 2014

$965,000  USD

 Entr?ckt (Removed) by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

Entr?ckt (Removed)

Sotheby's, New York

November 5, 2014

$125,000  USD

 Vert-noir by Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky


Sotheby's, New York

November 5, 2014


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