This is the first full museum retrospective for Alexei Jawlensky (1864-1941), an Expressionist artist who worked closely with Kandinsky and his Der Blaue Reiter group. Jawlensky, who studied with Russian realist Ilya Repin in St. Petersburg 1890s, became interested in new artistic movements of the time particularly Expressionism. His vivid colors and powerful brushstrokes made him known in Europe as “Russian Matisse”.
You will enjoy his distinct works progressing from figurative to expressionists to pure color. The New Yorker call the exhibition “the beautiful and the unexpected”. Find more about the exhibition here.
Dates: February 16 – March 29, 2017