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Wassily Kandinsky

(1866-1944)

Biography

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Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow into a merchant family. In 1871 the family moved to Odessa, where his parents soon divorced. The boy was looked after by his aunt. In Odessa Kandinsky studied in a classical gymnasium and had private lessons in music, drawing and painting. In 1886 he returned to Moscow to begin studying law and economics at the Moscow University. While a student, in 1889, he got commissioned by the "Society for Natural Science, Ethnography and Anthropology" to go on a research expedition to Vologda. The strong folk art of northern Russia made a lasting impression on him, and the results of his trip made an impression on the Society, which chose him their member. In 1892 Kandinsky got his Law degree. He became a lecturer at the Moscow University, and married his cousin Anna (Anya) Chimiakina. He pursued his academic career but at the same time paid more and more attention to art. Thus in 1895 he took the post of art director of a publishing house in Moscow.Read Wassily Kandinsky's Full Biography

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Wassily Kandinsky. Poster for the First Phalanx Exhibition. Poster for the First Phalanx Exhibition. 1901. Color lithograph on paper. 47.3 x 60.3 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Old Town II. Old Town II. 1902. Oil on canvas. 52 x 78.5 cm. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Farewell (Large Version). Farewell (Large Version). 1903. Color woodcut, rwo blocks. 31.2 x 31.2 cm. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. The Golden Sail. The Golden Sail. 1903. Color woodcut, two blocks, gold and stencil, third state. 12.7 x 29.7 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. The Blue Rider. The Blue Rider. 1903. Oil on canvas. 55 x 65 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. The Singer. The Singer. 1903. Colored woodcut, three blocks in secondstate. 19.5 x 14.5 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Gabriele Münter Painting in Kallmünz. Gabriele Münter Painting in Kallmünz. 1903. Oil on canvas. 58.5 x 58.5 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. In the Forest. In the Forest. 1904. Mixed media on panel. 26 x 19.8 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Beach Baskets in Holland. Beach Baskets in Holland. 1904. Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard. 24 x 32.6 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Gabriele Münter. Gabriele Münter. 1905. Oil on canvas. 45 x 45 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Couple Riding. Couple Riding. 1906. Oil on canvas. 55 x 50.5 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Volga Song. Volga Song. 1906. Tempera on cardboard. 49 x 66 cm. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Colorful Life. Colorful Life. 1907. Tempera on canvas. 130 x 162.5 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. Munich-Schwabing with the Church of St. Ursula. Munich-Schwabing with the Church of St. Ursula. 1908. Oil on cardboard. 68.8 x 49 cm. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Wassily Kandinsky. The Blue Mountain. The Blue Mountain. 1908/09. Oil on canvas. 106 x 96.6 cm. The Solomon R. Guggebheim Museum, New York, NY, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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