The Artist’s Timeline: Wassily Kandinsky

Kandinsky 159Wassily Kandinsky was born December 1866 in Moscow, Russia, and died at the age of 77, on December 16, 1944. Kandinsky was a painter and an art theorist, who not only graduated from Grekov Odessa Art School, but also studied Law and Economics at the University of Moscow. Kandinsky is viewed as one of the first artists to paint a truly abstract piece, and taught basic design for beginners, and an advanced theory class at the Bauhaus.

NB: The Artist’s Timeline is an overview of selected art works which have been chosen as an introduction to an artist.

1898

Wassily Kandinsky. Odessa. Port, 1898, Oil on canvas, 65.0 × 45.0, Moscow, Russia. The State Tretyakov Gallery
Wassily Kandinsky. Odessa. Port, 1898, Oil on canvas, 65.0 × 45.0, Moscow, Russia. The State Tretyakov Gallery

1901

Wassily Kandinsky. Binz on Rugen, 1901, Oil on cardboard, 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Belgrade. National Museum of Serbia
Wassily Kandinsky. Binz on Rugen, 1901, Oil on cardboard, 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Belgrade. National Museum of Serbia

1908-9

Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Mountain, 1908 – 1909, Oil on canvas, 106.0 × 96.6 cm, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Mountain, 1908 – 1909, Oil on canvas, 106.0 × 96.6 cm, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1910

Wassily Kandinsky. Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor), 1910, Watercolor and Indian ink and pencil on paper, 49.6 × 64.8 cm, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou
Wassily Kandinsky. Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor), 1910, Watercolor and Indian ink and pencil on paper, 49.6 × 64.8 cm, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

1916

Wassily Kandinsky. Moscow. Red Square, 1916, Oil on canvas, 51.5 × 49.5 cm, Moscow, Russia. The State Tretyakov Gallery
Wassily Kandinsky. Moscow. Red Square, 1916, Oil on canvas, 51.5 × 49.5 cm, Moscow, Russia. The State Tretyakov Gallery

1918

Wassily Kandinsky. Ship, 1918, Reverse glass painting, 24.7 × 31.0 cm, Moscow, Russia. The State Tretyakov Gallery
Wassily Kandinsky. Ship, 1918, Reverse glass painting, 24.7 × 31.0 cm, Moscow, Russia. The State Tretyakov Gallery

1922

1922 Blue Circle
Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Circle, 1922, Oil on canvas, 109.0 × 99.0 cm, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1924

1924 A Center
Wassily Kandinsky. A Center, 1924, Oil on canvas, 140.0 × 99.0 cm, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1933

1933 Development in Browm
Wassily Kandinsky. Development in Brown, 1933, Oil on Canvas, 101 cm x 120.5 cm, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

1938

1938 Colourful Ensemble
Wassily Kandinsky. Colourful Ensemble, 1938, Oil and gloss on canvas, 116.0 × 89.0 cm, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

1944

1944 Composition
Wassily Kandinsky. Composition, 1944, Stencil, 27 x 20.5 cm, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

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