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Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky

Russian: Василий Васильевич Кандинский
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Moscow, gorod Moskva, Moscow, Russia
Death: December 13, 1944 (77)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Nanterre, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Василий Сильвестрович Кандинский; Vasily Silvestrovich Kandinsky; Лидия Ивановна Тихеева and Lidia Ivanovna Kandinsky
Husband of Нина Николаевна Кандинская and Nina Kandinsky
Ex-husband of Анна Филипповна Чемякина and Anna Kandinsky
Father of Всеволод Васильевич Кандинский and Baby Kandinsky
Half brother of Елизавета Михайловна Ксида; Александр Михайлович Кожевников; Алексей Михайлович Кожевников and Владимир Михайлович Кожевников

Occupation: Известный художник, один из основоположников абстракционизма
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About Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky

Vassily Vassilyevich Kandinsky 16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. 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—he 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. Kandinsky was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Communist Moscow, and returned to Germany in 1921. 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 at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1944.


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December 16, 1866
Moscow, gorod Moskva, Moscow, Russia
Age 50
December 13, 1944
Age 77
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France