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Murnau-Staffelsee I (detail), 1908, oil on paper laid on board by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
(b San Mateo, Calif., 25 June 1923; d Santa Monica, Calif., 4 Nov. 1994). American painter, one of the leading second-generation Abstract Expressionists. While serving in the US Army Air Corps he injured his spine in a plane crash and he took up painting in 1944 when he was recovering in hospital.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)
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