Wassily Wassilyevich 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. Died: December 13, 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
On view: The Museum of Modern Art.
Periods: Abstract art, Expressionism, Post-Impressionism,
Influenced by: Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, MORE
Nationality: French, Russian.