In June 1921, the Russian painter Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) came to Wiesbaden for the first time and soon made the decision to settle here. What happened in the years leading up to his death and how the collection of Jawlensky's works has grown to the present day is the subject of the major anniversary exhibition "Alles! 100 Years of Jawlensky in Wiesbaden".
There were many successes. Alongside Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Lyonel Feininger, he became part of the artist group "Die Blaue Vier" (The Blue Four) and became popular in America. But at the end of the 1920s he fell ill with arthritis, the National Socialists labelled him "degenerate", and the Museum Wiesbaden gave away his works. After the war, Jawlensky became one of the city's identity-forming "sons", his life was researched and his art collected.
Today, 111 of the artist's works are once again in the museum's holdings; they outline Jawlensky's entire oeuvre from the expressive heads to the serial works and are presented in their entirety for the first time in the museum's history.