"he had said that Nick should call in one day and see the Kandinsky "
Wassily Kandinsky (1913 or earlier)
Public DomainWassily Kandinsky (1913 or earlier) - Credit: unknown

 Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist who as an adult settled first in Germany, and later in France, where he took French citizenship. His work became increasingly abstract as he matured as an artist.

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