Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist. Kandinsky is generally credited as the pioneer of abstract art. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa, where he graduated at Grekov Odessa Art school. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics.
Born: December 16, 1866, Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13, 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
On view: The Museum of Modern Art, MORE
Periods: Abstract art, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism, MORE
Known for: Painting
Children: Vsevolod Kandinsky
- Colour is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.
- There is no must in art because art is free.
- The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.