Alexei Jawlensky @ Neue Galerie

Alexei Jawlensky, Abstract Head: Late Summer (Crescent Moon), 1928, oil on cardboard (Collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art. The Milton Wichner Collection. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York for Alexei Jawlensky)
Alexei Jawlensky, Abstract Head: Late Summer (Crescent Moon), 1928, oil on cardboard (Collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art. The Milton Wichner Collection. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York for Alexei Jawlensky)

Natasha Kurchanova reviews Alexei Jawlensky at the Neue Galerie, New York, on view through May 29, 2017.

Kurchanova writes: "Jawlensky was close to many of his well-known compatriots and colleagues who either migrated to Germany or resided there, including Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Paul Klee and Ferdinand Hodler. The influence of these artists becomes manifest in Jawlensky’s work at various stages of his career. In fact, his art may be considered a life-long meditation on the process of change in his personal life: from boyhood to manhood; from apprenticeship to mastery; from representation to abstraction."