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Alexej von Jawlensky. Alexander Sakharoff, 1909

Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky (13 March 1864 – 15 March 1941) was a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany. He was a key member of the New Munich Artist's Association (Neue Künstlervereinigung München), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group and later the Die Blaue Vier (The Blue Four).

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Life and work

Alexej von Jawlensky was born in Torzhok, a town in the department of Tver, Russia, as the fifth child of Georgi von Jawlensky and his wife Alexandra (née Medwedewa). At the age of ten he moved with his family to Moscow. After a few years of military training, he became interested in painting, visiting the Moscow World Exposition circa 1880.

In 1896 he moved to Munich, where he studied in the private school of Anton Ažbe. In Munich he met Wassily Kandinsky and various other Russian artists, and he contributed to the formation of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München. His work in this period was lush and richly coloured, but later moved towards abstraction and a simplified, formulaic style.

Alexej von Jawlensky. Abstract Head, c. 1928

Von Jawlensky died in Wiesbaden, Germany on 15 March 1941. He and his wife Helene are buried in the cemetery of St. Elizabeth's Church, Wiesbaden.

Legacy

In November 2003 his Schokko (Schokko mit Tellerhut) sold for US$ 8,296,000 and in February 2008 for GB£ 9,400,000 (US$ 18.4 million).

The 2006 album by the jazz group Acoustic Ladyland, Skinny Grin, features one of his works, Portrait of The Dancer Alexander Sacharoff, as its cover art.

Selected works

Jawlensky's works include:

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky (1864-03-13? – 1941-03-15) was a Russian Expressionist painter active in Germany.

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  • I finally managed to translate nature into colours in conformance with my radiant soul.
  • I am less interested in searching for new forms, but I do wish to become more profound.
  • Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make art. And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding

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