Vasily Kandinsky’s abstract expressioist masterpiece “Composition No. 7”. Vasily Kandinsky was a Russian born artist who studied and painted in Munich, Germany. His first name is often seen in the German spelling of Wassily. He with other artists of the Munich group were early pioneers of the abstract style. Kandinsky said of his art his paintings were free of subject matter and instead he created a mood through the psychological impact of colour and line alone.