Wassily Kandinsky, ‘Cossacks’ 1910–1
Wassily Kandinsky
Cossacks 1910–1

With Wassily Kandinsky as president and members including Alexei Jawlensky and Gabriele Münter, the Neue Künstlervereinigung München (NKV) (New Artists’ Association of Munich) mounted controversial exhibitions of futurist-influenced work in 1909, 1910 and 1911.

Kandinsky resigned in 1911 and with Franz Marc, who had defended the NKV against widespread criticism the previous year, founded Der Blaue Reiter.