Wassily Kandinsky

Ackermans Fine Art

Wassily Kandinsky


Wassily Kandinsky, born in Moscow in 1866.  Known mostly for his Abstract art he was very well educated.  He studied law and economics at the University of Moscow. At the age of 30 he decided to begin art studies.  Kandinsky moved to Munich in 1896 and began his studies at a private school founded by Anton Ažbe and also the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

Following World War I, Wassily Kandinsky moved to Germany where he taught at the Bauhaus School of Art and Architecture until it was closed by the Nazis.  Kandinsky’s earliest work depicted Fauvism (he used colors as a form of expression) and pointillism.  His tendency towards abstract art perhaps began when he released The Blue Mountain (1908–1909), one of his most famous earlier pieces.  While teaching advanced theory at Bauhaus geometric elements began to take on increased importance.  In 1926, Wassily Kandinsky published a theoretical book ‘Point and Line to Plane’.

Wassily Kandinsky | Ackerman's Fine ArtDuring Kandinsky’s later years he ended up living in Paris and using his living room as a studio where he produced some of his most prominent works combining characteristics he had learned throughout his lifetime. Today he is considered to be the first paint purely abstract works.