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Vasily Kandinsky (French, born Russia. 1866–1944)

Introduction

Source: Oxford University Press

Russian painter, printmaker, stage designer, decorative artist and theorist. A central figure in the development of 20th-century art and specifically in the transition from representational to abstract art, Kandinsky worked in a wide variety of media and was an important teacher and theoretician. He worked mainly outside Russia, but his Russian heritage continued to be an important factor in his development.

© 2009 Oxford University Press

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