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Wassily Kandinsky

 (1866 - 1944)
Wassily Kandinsky was active/lived in Russian Federation, France.  Wassily Kandinsky is known for constructivist sculpture, abstract and non-objective painting.

Wassily Kandinsky

    kan-DIN-skee  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

Wassily Kandinsky lived in Moscow from 1914 to 1921. In 1918 he was invited by both Soviet cultural bureaucrats and his colleagues to teach at the Svomas (Free State Art Schools), the radically oriented institutions that had replaced the traditional art schools swept away by the October Revolution. Two years later he was asked to head Inkhuk (The Institute of Artistic Culture) in Moscow.

At the age of fifty he married Nina Andreewsky, the beautiful young daughter of a Russian general. But his stay in Moscow was short-lived and he and his new wife, Nina, left Russia and resettled in Germany. There he spent eleven years as a master at the Bauhaus. The Kandinskys shared one of the double houses Gropius designed for the Bauhaus masters   ...  Displaying 750 of 2581 characters.

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About  Wassily Kandinsky

Born:  1866 - Moscow, Russia
Died:   1944 - Neuilly, France
Known for:  constructivist sculpture, abstract and non-objective painting