Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Alexej von Jawlensky

March 13, 1864. 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 K├╝nstlervereinigung M├╝nchen), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group and later the Die Blaue Vier (The Blue Four). In this image: Employees hold Alexej von Jawlensky's "Schokko mit Tellerhut" or "Schokko with Wide-Brimmed Hat", at Sotheby's in London, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. The painting is expected to realize 6.5-8.5 million pounds (US $12.8-$16.8 million; euro 8.8-11.5 million) in a Feb. 5 sale.

I could never pronounce his name but I loved his brightly colored paintings from the beginning. He was part of a group that revolutionized painting in the 20th century and thankfully, he wasn't one of the talented crew that was killed in WW I.

Young Girl in a Flowered Hat

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