Alexej Jawlensky

Alexej Jawlensky

(1864-1941) Russian

Jawlensky was a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany and a key member of the New Munich Artist’s Association. In 1880 he became interested in painting while visiting the Moscow World Exposition and through good social connections studied art at the academy in St. Petersburg. Jawlensky moved to Munich in 1894 where he studied in the private school of Antonia Ažbe and met the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and various other Russian artists. His early work can be characterized by his lush and rich colors, that later evolved to express more abstraction and a simplified, formulaic style.

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