Russian 🇷🇺 1886 - 1944
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist. Kandinsky is generally credited as being the pioneer of abstract art. Kandinsky was born in Moscow but spent his childhood in Odessa (Ukraine).
Kandinsky taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture (Germany) from 1922 until the Nazis closed it in 1933. After the closure, he moved to France where he lived for the rest of his life. He became a French citizen in 1939 where he produced some of his most prominent art.
The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.