Aleksey Georgiyevich Yavlensky

Born in Torzhok in the Tver province in 1864. Died in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1941. Yavlensky studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1890 to 1896. There, in the studio of I.Ye. Repin, he met M.V. Veriovkina who became his partner in life. In 1896, Yavlensky went to Munich where he studied at the school of Aschbe. Having made the acquaintance of V.V. Kandinsky, Yavlensky became an active member of the “Blue Rider” Society and “New Munich Art Association.” Prior to World War I, the artist visited his homeland frequently, but in 1914 he settled in Switzerland. In 1921, together with Kandinsky, Lionel Feininger and Paul Klee, he established the Wiesbaden group “The Blue Four.” In 1933, the fascist government of Germany forbade Yavlensky to exhibit his works. Yavlensky’s paintings are always distinguished by a high intensity of color. The artist painted portraits, still life and landscapes, as well as generalized compositions, which he called “meditations.”

A Mountain - 1905, oil on cardboard. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M. A. Vrubel
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