Sitemap   The History of Art and the Curios Lives of Painters

Search:: Artists Alphabetically   100 Greatest Painters   50 Greatest Paintings   Art Movements


Alexei von Jawlensky

Russian Expressionist Painter and Member of the Der Blaue Reiter Movement

In the late 1930s Alexei von Jawlensky
 art was declared  Entartete Kunst by the Nazis and removed from public spaces in Germany and all other occupied countries.

Education - Imperial Academy of Arts in St Petersburg

Cause of Death -  arthritis deformens, as the disease progressed he lost the use of his hands and was paralyzed for several years prior to his death.


Alexei von Jawlensky is one of the most notorious artists of the Russian avant-garde, Jawlensky' s works are practically undiscovered in Russia. As a man and a painter he was concerned about the spiritual content of his art and transcended any particular style. He did not pursue the ideal physical or emotional beauty, but the depicted the utmost spiritual meaning . He was against materialism and conformity, and interested in personal reflection and the mysterious of the universe. As his physical health worsened he turned more and more to God and the Holy Scriptures for inspiration.

Alexei von Jawlensky Inspirational Art Quotation

 The artist expresses only what he has within himself, not what he sees with his eyes. -- Alexei von Jawlensky Quote




Require more information about Alexei von Jawlensky in Art History? Type your query in art into the google search box below and poke around every nook and cranny of the known universe for information this subject. Search Here If you like this page and wish to share it, you are welcome to link to it, with our thanks.

If you feel you have worthwhile information you would like to contribute we would love to hear from you. We collect essential biographical information and artist quotes from folks all over the globe and appreciate your participation. When submitting please, if possible, site the source and provide English translation. Email to


copyright 2011 -