Persons

Gabriele Münter

Gabriele Münter

1877 – 1962

Gabriele was born in Berlin, 1877. She was left without a father at age 9, and when she was 22 - without a mother. When she met Kandinsky she had been two years in America in the company of her sister and with the album drawing. They traveled everywhere. Coming back in Germany, Gabriel had not been able to find where to go to learn more - the girls were not taken all the art schools. Finally, in 1902, she received an offer to join the Union of women - artists in Munich... read more
Nina Kandinskaya

Nina Kandinskaya

1893 – 1980

Nina Andreevskaya from early childhood lived in Moscow. His father died young, a girl brought up by a single mother. Nina completed two courses at university - history and philosophy. She always liked painting, poetry, music, but she especially never learned of the art. About the artist Kandinsky, of course, she heard - that time he took an active part in the cultural life of Moscow. Their acquaintance was held in 1916, on the phone. And later Kandinsky confessed to Nina he fell in love with her voice... read more
Franz Marc

Franz Marc

1880 – 1916

Franz Marc (February 8, 1880, Munich – March 4, 1916, Battle of Verdun) is a German painter, one of the key figures of the German Expressionism. Marc actively participated in setting up and operation of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) circle of artists together with Wassily Kandinsky and August Macke. His father was a professional landscape painter and Franz followed his father’s steps... read more
Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius

1883 – 1969

Walter Gropius was born on May 18, 1883 in Berlin. In 1903 he began studying to be an architect in Munich, and then continued his education in the capital city. In 1907 he applied for a job at the company of architect Peter Behrens, where he worked with such renowned architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. Three years later, he and his partner Adolf Meyer decided to start their own... read more
Paul Klee

Paul Klee

1879 – 1940

Paul Klee was born on December 18th, 1879 in Munchenbuchsee near Bern. A music teacher’s son, he was a talented violinist, and was invited to play at the Musical Association of Bern already at the age of 11, but then turned his attention to the pictorial art, and in 1898 he started studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, together with Kandinsky since 1900. From 1903 to 1905 he worked on... read more

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