Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a twentieth century russian avant garde artist. He is consider as one of the creators of pure abstraction in modern painting. He studied law and economics in Moscow before moving to Munich to study art in 1896.
After successful avant-garde exhibitions, he founded the influential Munich group Der Blaue Reiter (“The Blue Rider”; 1911–14) and began completely abstract painting. His forms evolved from fluid and organic to geometric and, finally, to pictographic.
In 1922 Kandinsky became a professor at the Bauhaus (school of art, architecture, and design) in Weimar, Germany. The Nazi government closed the Bauhaus in 1933 and later that year Kandinsky settled in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris