Wassily Kandinsky  (Russian, 1866-1944) 

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Wassily Kandinsky Biography
1866   Born: Moscow, Russia on December 4th
1886 - 1892   University of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
1897 - 1899   Studied under the private instruction of Anton Azbe
1900   Entered Kunstakademie (The Munich Academy of Arts) and studied under Franz Stuck
1900   Participated in the exhibition of the Moscow Partnership of Artists
1901   Founded Phalanx, an art group
1909   Founded the New Group of Artists (Neue Kunstlervereinigung), and became the President
1911   Kandinsky and Frantsem Mark established the group Blue Rider (Blaue Reiter)
1910 - 1912   Participated in the exhibition of “Jack of Diamonds” art group
1912   Published Concerning the Spiritual in Art, the first theoretical foundation of abstractionism
1922   Joined the Bauhaus school of art and architecture by invitation of founder Walter Gropius and teaches there until its close by the Nazis in 1933
1944   Died at Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Selected Exhibitions
2009 - 2010   Sept. - Jan., "Kandinsky - Absolute. Abstract", New York, NY
2009   April - Aug., "Kandinsky - Absolute. Abstract", Paris, France
2006   June 22 - Oct. 1, "Kandinsky, The Path to Abstraction", Tate Modern, London, England
1909   Neue Künstlervereinigung München (NKVM). Heinrich Thannhauser’s Moderne Galerie. Munich, Germany.