Art: THE SOLDIER WHO WANTED TO PAINT

OF the art-struck Russians who at the turn of the century flocked to Munich to study painting, one of the best was Alexei Georgievich Jawlensky. In the 1920s he ranked with the more famous Russian Wassily Kandinsky, the late U.S.-born Lyonel Feininger and Swiss-born Paul Klee (TIME, Sept. 17) as a coequal in their "Blue Four" exhibits. Then he was all but forgotten.

This year the work of Jawlensky (pronounced Yav-lensky) is having a spirited revival that has brought a round of exhibits in Germany, London and Paris, and a current show at Manhattan's Kleemann Galleries (see color page). Chief reason: the...

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