BORN: 1866 Moscow (Russia)
DIED: 1944

Hailed as one of the most influential figures in the evolution of the 20th century abstract art movement, Wassily Kandinsky took art beyond the observational, stripping images of superfluous detail, relying on color and free-flowing calligraphic lines in response to the memories and emotions evoked by music and color.

Focusing on the artist's time in Munich and Murnau, before returning to Moscow, leading up to a teaching post at the Bauhaus (1908-1922), this is the first major exhibition of the artist's work to be held in the UK.