Russian painter and printmaker, who was working in Germany. Member of the Blaue Reiter Group but like other artists need to escape from Germany during the war. Travelled trough France and discovered Matisse and his bright colors. For several years lived in Switzerland where he painted landscapes and found his style of painting.
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Alexej von Jawlensky is according to the Julian calendar on 13 March (according to the Gregorian March 26) was born in Torzhok, in the Russian province of Tver. The father is a colonel Georgiy Nikiforovic Javlenskij and married his second wife Alexandra Petrovna Medvedewa. Jawlensky has an older half-brother, Constantine, an older brother, Sergei, and two younger brothers, Dmitry and Alexander, and he has an older and a younger sister, Nina and Vera…
Alexei von Jawlensky’s piece, Portrait of a Woman, was inspired by the work of his contemporary Wassily Kandinsky. Learn about von Jawlensky’s work with tips from an art historian in this free fine art video.