A Russian-born painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who was a pioneer of abstract expressionism. His early canvases are turbulent abstractions; after 1920 his work incorporated brightly colored geometric forms.
Kandinsky taught at the Bauhaus from 1922 to 1933.
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