Etching 1916 No 2. 1916
Wassily Kandinsky was a painter and printmaker and theorist. Kandinsky was born in Moscow and trained at Grekov Odessa Art School.
Fruhling 1912. Woodcut
The artist moved to Germany, where he worked as an instructor at the Bauhaus, until its closure by Nazis in 1933. Kandinsky moved to France, becoming a citizen in 1939.
Klange, woodcut 1913
Woodcut for Ganymed
Etching with Five Diagonals. Drypoint. 1922. MoMA
Second Etching for Editions Cahiers d’Art 1932. Etching with drypoint
While Kandinsky is best known for his large-scale oil paintings, he produced a large number of etchings and woodcuts. In his early years, he made more representational woodcuts, etchings and lithographs. He was most interested in woodcuts that referenced Russian folklore. As he matured as an artist his prints began to develop his own style. He created a number of abstract etchings and woodcuts. He made both black and white prints and multi-color prints that looked more like his paintings. Kandinsky’s prints are now in major museum collections around the world.