Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian artist, art theorist, and front runner of Western abstract art.

Wassily Kandinsky Summary:

  • He, along with other artists, founded the Blue Rider, an organization that championed the development of abstract art.
  • He knew how to play the piano and cello.
  • He was a successful academician before becoming a painter.
  • Kandinsky had a wide range of influences that spanned art movements and styles.
  • After spending years living in Munich, he settled down in Moscow, then immigrated to Paris before his death.

Wassily Kandinsky’s Famous Paintings:

  • Composition IV (1911)
  • Composition VII (1913)
  • Moscow I (Red Square) (1916)
  • The Evening (1913)
  • Composition VIII (1923)
  • Several Circles (1926)
  • Composition X (1939)

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