Alexei (Alexej, Alexey) von Jawlensky

1864-1941 Russia/Fauvism/Expressionism/Abstract

 

Brief Biography-Alexei (Alexej, Alexey) Von Jawlensky was born in Torzhok, Russia in 1864. He studied for seven years at The Imperial Russian Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg and came under Ilya Repin and his students' influence. In 1894, he travelled to Munich with Marianne von Werefkin, a Russian expressionist, where he encountered Ferdinand Hodler and Wassily Kandinsky. Jawlensky was instrumental in forming the 'Der Blaue Reiter' group with Kandinsky and other Munich artists. One of their theories was that 'blue' is a pure colour, and the 'rider' would bring them forward and away from academicism. That is at least one vague interpretation of their beliefs. The war ended the group in 1914, and in 1923, he started Die Blaue Vier with Kandinsky, Paul Klee and two German painters. They held exhibitions in America and Germany. Jawlensky settled in Wiesbaden, where he died in 1941.

 

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Dept of Feeling

Dept of feeling

Head

Head

Spanish Woman

Spanish Woman with red Shawl

Spanish Woman

Spanish Woman with Grey Background

Heros

Heros Illuminating

Meditation

Meditation

Murnau

Murnau

A Spaniard

A Spaniard

Abstract

Abstract Head Berlin

Abstract

Abstract Head

Red Ribbon

Girl with Red Ribbon

Dance

Dance with Yellow Fan

Child

Child with Folded Hands

Cyclamen

Cyclamen with Seven Red Flowers

Farmer

Farmer

Blue Vase

Blue Vase with Orange

Flowers

Flowers Still-life

Still-life

Flower Still-life with Vase and Figure Semi-profile

Dark Trees

Dark Trees Over Green Slope

Full Head

Full Head

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

Green Face

Girl with the Green Face

Great Meditation

Great Meditation

Head in Blue

Head in Blue

Meditation

Meditation

Main Street

Main Street

Meditation

Meditation Back

Loneliness

Loneliness

Mountain

Mountain Landscape with Houses

Nikita

Nikita

Murnau

Murnau

Mystical Head

Mystical Head Just Wakes Up

Resi

Resi

Olive Grove

Olive Grove

Schokko

Schokko with Wide-Brimmed Hat

Red Evening-Blue

Red Evening-Blue Mountain

Red Gable

Red Gable

Seated

Seated Woman

Small Head Three

Small Head Three

Still-life with Jug

Still-life with Jug

The Factory

The Factory

This Girl

This Girl

Thinking Woman

The Thinking Woman

The Purple Turban

The Purple Turban

Variation

Variation

Variation 10

Variation 10

Green Fan

Woman with a Green Fan

Maturity

Maturity