Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (English pronunciation: /kənˈdɪnski/; Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский, Vasilij Vasil'evič Kandinskij; 4 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter, and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.
I had the pleasure of seeing a large exhibition of his work yesterday at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (89th St. and Fifth Avenue) with my 18-yr-old Art School daughter. I'd never heard of him (in spite of being the son of two artists who met at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute) and boy was I impressed. His use of color is extraordinary, and indeed he studied the Science of Color (the Electromagnetic Spectrum for those of us Science-minded), and it shows.
Good show. Here is a sampling of his works: