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Wassily Kandinsky | Abstract painter

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky / Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский (16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 - 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter🎨 and art theorist.
Kandinsky is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art🎨.
Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa, where he graduated at Grekov Odessa Art school.
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 - Kandinsky 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. Following the Russian Revolution, Kandinsky "became an insider in the cultural administration of Anatoly Lunacharsky" and helped establish the Museum of the Culture of Painting.
However, by then "his spiritual outlook... was foreign to the argumentative materialism of Soviet society", and opportunities beckoned in Germany, to which he returned in 1920.

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 for the rest of his life, becoming a French citizen in 1939 and producing some of his most prominent art. He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1944. | © Wikipedia

Vasilij Vasil'evič Kandinskij / Василий Васильевич Кандинский (Mosca, 16 dicembre 1866 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 13 dicembre 1944) fu un pittore Franco-Russo, romanizzato anche come Vassily Kandinsky, precursore e fondatore della pittura astratta.
  • «L'arte oltrepassa i limiti nei quali il tempo vorrebbe comprimerla, e indica il contenuto del futuro.» Vasilij Kandinskij