Wassily Kandinsky

1931 - 2021

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian artist and one of the pioneers of abstract art. He is known for his use of color and his innovative approach to form and composition.

Kandinsky was born in Moscow and initially pursued a career in law and economics. However, he became increasingly interested in art and eventually enrolled in art school in Munich, Germany. He became a key figure in the development of abstract art, and was a member of the influential art movements Der Blaue Reiter and Bauhaus.