Wassily Kandinsky (Abstract Painter)
Wassily Kandinsky was a highly influential Russian painter and art theorist.
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky, , was born on 16, December 1866 in Moscow, Russia. After studies at the University of Moscow (law and economics), Kandinsky accepted the position of associate professor on the faculty of arts. Being more interested in art than law, he spent much of his spare time developing his painting skills.
Although his first paintings were painted in realistic style, Kandinsky became known primarily for his inclinations to impressionism. Later, in 1922, he became a professor at the Bauhaus (a school of art, architecture, and design) in Weimar, Germany.
Since then, Kandinsky’s name played a main role at exhibitions thorough the Europe, including sell-out solo exhibitions in France (Kandinsky held his first one man show in Paris), Germany (Berlin) and England (especially London). Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky died on 13, December 1944 in Neuilly-sur-Seine - a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. He was 78.
Most expensive work
The most expensive painting by Kandinsky is Studie zu Improvisation 8, sold at Christie’s New York in November 2012 for $23,042,500.
Most famous works
Besides Studie zu Improvisation, several other paintings of Kardinsly are considered as masterpieces of world art. For example:
- Krass und Mild (Dramatic and Mild) (sold for $10,610,500 on 4, November 2009 at Sotheby’s auction in New York, USA);
- Weisser Klang (White Sound) (sold for $8,930,500 on 2, November 2011 at Sotheby’s auction in New York, USA);
- Bayerisches Dorf mit Feld (sold for £4,969,250 on 21, June 2011 at Christie’s auction in London, UK);
- Herbstlandschaft mit Baum (sold for £2,932,500 on 4, February 2008 at Christie’s auction in London, UK);
- Vertiefte regung (Deepened Impulse) (sold for $5,682,500 on 5, May 2010 at Sotheby’s auction in New York, USA);
- Scharf-Ruhig (sold for £2,953,250 on 21, June 2011 at Christie’s auction in London, UK);
- WEILHEIM – MARIENPLATZ (sold for £2,484,000 on 5, February 2007 at Sotheby’s auction in London, UK)
- Leise Deutung (sold for $1,360,000 on 8, November 2006 at Christie’s auction in New York, USA).
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