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Coast Scene with Red Hill

JAWLENSKY, Alexei (1864 - 1941)

[image: Coast Scene with Red Hill]

Date: 1911

Media: oil on board

Size: 33.5 x 45.8 cm

Acquired: 1976; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2047

Jawlensky was born in Torzhok, north-west of Moscow. He studied at St Petersburg and Munich, and visited France, where he was deeply impressed by the work of Cézanne. After settling in Munich, he exhibited with Kandinsky and Marc, who founded the Blue Rider Group in 1911. This work was painted at Prerow on the Baltic coast, where Jawlensky considered that he painted his 'best landscapes...in very strong, glowing colours'.

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