Jawlensky, Aleksey von

Jawlensky, Aleksey von əlyĭksyāˈ vôn youlĕnˈskē [key], 1864–1941, Russian painter. He went to Munich in 1896 and met Kandinsky, with whom he was associated in avant-garde groups. A hint of folk art and a sense of religious meditation distinguish his landscapes and later portraits. After 1916, Jawlensky concentrated on abstract representations of the human head. His Fir Tree and many other works are in the Pasadena Art Museum, California.

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