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Wassily Kandinsky
[Russian-born French Expressionist Painter, 1866-1944]

• Also known as:  Vasilij Kandinskij
Vasilii Kandinskii
Vasily Kandinsky
• Relationships: Lived with Gabriele Munter for a decade until he returned to Russia on the outbreak of World War I.
Associated with the Bauhaus School in Weimar, Germany.
Founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a Munich group of Expressionist painters.
Member of the Abstraction-Creation Group in Paris, 1930s.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 71 works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
5 paintings

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
The Waterfall

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
3 works online

Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design, Berlin
Description of Kandinsky's classes on "Analytical Drawing" and "Primary Artistic Design", taught at the Bauhaus school 1923-1933
(Several of Kandinsky's works can be found elsewhere on the site)

Beyeler Foundation Collection, Switzerland
Fuga, 1914

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
2 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Caixa Galicia Foundation, Vigo, Spain (in Spanish)  
(Works are shown at the right, under "Obras")

Carlos Museum at Emory University, Georgia
The Birds from Xylographies

Centre Pompidou, Paris
Information dossier on the artist

Centre Pompidou, Paris (in French)  
Detailed analysis of Kandinsky's Jaune, rouge, bleu, 1925

Centre Pompidou, Paris (in French)  
Information about a 2009 exhibition

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Kleine Welten, Iv, 1922

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Abstraction, lithograph, 1922

Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Eglise ŕ Murnau

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (in German)  
Landschaft mit Kirche, 1913

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (in German)  
Der Blaue Reiter, 1912

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (in Italian)  

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Bild mit weisser Form, 1913

Hammer Museum, California
Multicolored Circle (Mit Buntem Kreis), 1921

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Kleine Welten VII, 1922

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Parallel Diagonals

Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "K"

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Lenbach House, Munich, Germany (in German)  
Artworks from the site's databank: Select the artist in the "Künstler" column

Lille Metropole Musee d'Art Moderne, France (in French)  

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Fragment I for Composition VII (Center)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
(You need to click the "right" arrow ten times)

Museo Ca' Pesaro, Venice (in Italian)  
Zig Zag bianchi, 1922

Museo Ca' Pesaro, Venice (in Italian)  
Tre triangoli, 1938

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (in Italian)  

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Lyrisches, 1911

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
10 works by Kandinsky

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Eastern suite (Arabs III)

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Zunehmen, 1933

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
Murnau, case nello Obermarkt, 1908

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
Nell'ovale luminoso, 1925

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Stramm (Strong), 1929

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Improvisation No.20, 1911

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Winter Landscape, 1911

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Linie-Fleck (Line-Spot), 1927

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Improvisation 9

State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Painting with Houses, 1909

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2004 exhibition

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Untitled Improvisation V, 1914

The Albertina, Vienna
2 works online

The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland
Untitled, 1923

The Jewish Museum, New York City
Several images from a 2003-04 exhibition

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
Blick auf Murnau mit Kirche, 1910

Virtual Museum of Canada

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWassily Kandinsky
Website about Wassily Kandinsky and his paintings

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

AICT: Art Images for College Teaching
Improvisation III: Picture with a Yellow Wall, 1909
Improvisation XIV, 1910
Yellow - Red - Blue

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Wassily Kandinsky at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

Wassily Kandinsky at ImageNETion
Gallery 1: 18 works online

Wassily Kandinsky at ImageNETion
Gallery 2: 18 works online

Wassily Kandinsky at ImageNETion
Gallery 3: 17 works online

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for 3 works from the 2005 exhibition Masterpieces from the Guggenheim

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
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Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)
Works by Wassily Kandinsky to be found on pages 2 and 3 of this site

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

Wassily Kandinsky at The Athenaeum
20 works online by Kandinsky

The Halter Collection

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Wassily Kandinsky in the WebMuseum

Wikimedia Commons Image Database  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteKandinsky Gallery

Auburn University Liberal Arts Department

Gallery of Russian Art

History of Russian Painting


The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Wassily Kandinsky  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Improvisation 10, 1910

Brain-Juice - 20th Century Biographies

The Art Story

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Mysteries and mush", 2006 article by Adrian Searle

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Kandinsky, Complete Writings on Art

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Kandinsky Watercolours: Catalogue Raisonne: Volume Two, 1922-1944

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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Wassily Kandinsky: A Revolution in Painting

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Point and Line to Plane

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Kandinsky: The Pioneer of a New Art Form

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Kandinsky Watercolours: Catalogue Raisonne: 1922-1944

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Masters of Art: Kandinsky

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Kandinsky: Cameo

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Kandinsky: Compositions

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Painting Revolution: Kandinsky, Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

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Kandinsky: The First Abstract Watercolour Painting


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