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Alexei Jawlensky



 


 

Alexei Jawlensky
 

(b Torzhok, Russia, 26 March 1864; d Wiesbaden, 15 March 1941).

Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany. When he was ten, his family moved to Moscow. Following family tradition, he was originally educated for a military career, attending cadet school, and, later, the Alexander Military School in Moscow. However, while still a cadet, he became interested in painting. At the age of 16, he visited the Moscow World Exposition, which had a profound influence on him. He subsequently spent all of his leisure time at the Tret’yakov State Gallery, Moscow. In 1884 he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Samogita Infantry–Grenadier’s Regiment, based in Moscow. In 1889 he transferred to a regiment in St Petersburg, and later enrolled in the Academy of Art (1889–96), where he was a student of Il’ya Repin. Indeed his works of this period reflected some of the conventions of Realism (e.g. W. W. Mathé Working, 1892; St Petersburg, Rus. Mus.). Seeking to escape the limitations on expression exhorted by the Russian art establishment, in 1896 Jawlensky and his colleagues Igor Grabar, Dmitry Kardovsky and MARIANNE WEREFKIN moved to Munich to study with Anton Azbe. Here he made the acquaintance of another expatriate Russian artist, Vasily Kandinsky. In Munich Jawlensky began his lasting experimentation in the combination of colour, line, and form to express his innermost self (e.g. Hyacinth, c. 1902; Munich, Lenbachhaus).

 




 
 

 

 
 
 
Dark Blue Turban (Helene with Dark Blue Turban)
1910




 
 
 
Lady in a Yellow Straw Hat
1910




 
 
 
Savior's Face
1917




 
 
 
Mystical Head (Head of a Girl)
1917




 


Head of a Young Man (Called Hercules)
1912



 


Landscape with a Red Roof

1911



 

Head
1910



 


 Spanish Woman
1913


 


Young Woman



 


Young Woman



 


Head of a Girl



 

Woman with a Fan



 

 Girl in a Grey
Apron
1909




 


Seated Female Nude
1910



 


 Meditation (The Prayer)
1922



 


Love
1925


 


 
 Abstract Head
1929



 


Symphony in Pink
1929



 


Meditation: Yellow Head
1936






Solitude
1912


 


Still-life with Hyacinths and Oranges



 

 
 
Still Life with a Vase and a Mug
1909




 

 
 
Still Life with Plums
1910

 


 

 
 
Stormy Pine Trees at Prerow
1911
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
Hills
1912

 

 
 

 

 
 Still Life with Red Flowers (Yellow Figure and Cup)

1912



 

 
 
The Village St. Prex
1916
 



 


 Mediterranean
Coast
1917


 

 

 
 Variation: Fresh and Ringing



 


Reclining Nude
1912



 


Seated Nude
 

 

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