Wassily Kandisky was born in Moscow, Russia. Why this isn’t a choice on the list of answers is baffling, but it can be corrected easily. Anyway, Kandisky was born on December 16th, 1866. He died on December 13th, 1944. This was just three days shy of his 78th birthday.
He’s well-known for his abstract paintings, and is credited with painting the majority of the first pieces that were actually recognized as abstract art. He studied at the University of Russia. He served in the first World War, after settling down in Munich to study at the University of Fine Arts. He was just thirty when he began to paint, creating the abstract pieces that we know as his work today.