Wassily Kandinsky, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Wassily Kandinsky

Russian painter

Date of Birth: 04-Dec-1866

Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia

Date of Death: 13-Dec-1944

Profession: teacher, lawyer, painter, university teacher, visual artist, art theorist

Nationality: France, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Wassily Kandinsky

  • Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (; Russian: ????´??? ????´?????? ?????´?????, tr.
  • VasĂ­liy VasĂ­l'evich KandĂ­nskiy, IPA: [v?'s?il??j v?'s?il?j?v??t? k?n?'d?insk??j]; 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 (today Ukraine), 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 (today Tartu, Estonia)—Kandinsky began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30. In 1896, Kandinsky settled in Munich, studying first at Anton AĹľbe'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.

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