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Vassily Kandinsky (aka Wassily Kandinsky, Vasilij Kandinskij)

Russian painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Kandinsky was raised and educated in Moscow, but left for Munich in 1896 to attend art school. There he was exposed to the paintings of the French Impressionists and the music of Wagner, which inspired him. In Germany, he was active in the foundation of several different art schools and artists' groups, most notably "Der Blaue Reiter." His theoretical texts were also published internationally. In 1914, he returned to Moscow, where he collaborated with Malevich and Tatlin. In 1922, he began teaching painting at the Bauhaus in Weimar, while continuing to paint and publish treatises on painting. Kandinsky became a naturalized German citizen in 1928, and later a French citizen.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500021093.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Vassily Kandinsky (aka Wassily Kandinsky, Vasilij Kandinskij):

Vassily Kandinsky Abstraction, 1922 Lithograph printed in four colors
Vassily Kandinsky Interferences: Aquarelles et dessins de Kandinsky Texte de Jean Cassou, 20th century Color lithograph
Vassily Kandinsky Lithograph Blue, The Boat, 1922 Lithograph printed in three colors
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds I (Kleine Welten I), 1922 Lithograph printed in yellow, red, blue, and black inks on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds II (Kleine Welten II), 1922 Lithograph printed in yellow, blue, red, and black inks on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds III (Kleine Welten III), 1922 Lithograph printed in yellow, blue, red, and black inks on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds IV (Kleine Welten IV), 1922 Lithograph printed in yellow, green, violet, and black inks on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds V (Kleine Welten V), 1922 Lithograph printed in yellow, red, blue, and black inks on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds VI (Kleine Welten VI), 1922 Woodcut on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds VII (Kleine Welten VII), 1922 Lithograph printed in yellow, blue, and black inks on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds VIII (Kleine Welten VIII), 1922 Woodcut on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds IX (Kleine Welten IX), 1922 Drypoint on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds X (Kleine Welten X), 1922 Drypoint on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds XI (Kleine Welten XI), 1922 Drypoint on cream wove paper
Vassily Kandinsky Small Worlds XII (Kleine Welten XII), 1922 Drypoint on cream wove paper
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