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Wassily Kandinsky
  • Name: Wassily Kandinsky
  • Died: 12/13/1944
  • Born: unknown

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (/ˌvæsɪli kænˈdɪnski/; Russian: Василий Васильевич Кандинский, tr. Vasiliy Vasilyevich Kandinskiy, IPA:[vɐˈsʲilʲɪj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ kɐnʲˈdʲinskʲɪj]; 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 of30.

Birth Name: Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky

Works: On White II, Der Blaue Reiter

Alias: Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky

Birth Place: Moscow, Russian Empire

Death Place: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

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