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Artist: Paul Klee (1879 - 1940)
Nationality: Swiss
Movement: Expressionism
Media: Painting
Influences:

Biography:
Born in Switzerland, Paul Klee studied and worked as an etcher in Munich before joining the Blaue Reiter group in 1911. His initial media of choice was watercolor in the Expressionist style, however Klee soon fell under the spell of Cubism and oils after meeting Robert Delaunay. From 1920 to 1933, Klee taught at the Bauhaus and explored his abstract paintings that were often derived from folk and children’s art. Klee was condemned as a degenerate by the Nazis in 1933, and subsequently returned to Switzerland where he died in 1940.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Paul Klee, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1930, Printed material
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Kandide, oder, die beste Welt ; eine Erzählung / von Voltaire ; mit 26 Federzeichnungen von Paul Klee, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , circa 1920, Printed material
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Potsdamer Platz, oder, die Nächte des neuen Messias : ekstatische Visionen / von Curt Corrinth ; mit 10 Lithographien von Paul Klee, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1920, Printed material
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Kairuan : oder, Eine Geschichte vom Maler Klee und von der Kunst dieses Zeitalters, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1921, Printed material
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts -
Artist: Paul Klee Title: Howling Dog Date: 1928 Medium: oil on canvas Dimensions: H.17-1/2 x
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The Fruit, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1932, Oil on jute
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Untitled, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1929, Oil over India ink on plywood
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Paul Klee Riesenblattlaus Lithograph 1920
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Small Village in the Autumn Sun, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1925, Oil on cardboard on panel
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View over a river, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1912, Lithograph on wove paper
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Paul Klee Ausloeschendes Licht Lithograph 1919
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Head of a bearded man, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1925, Lithograph on simili-japan paper
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Pride of the Gatekeeper, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1929, Watercolor on paper on illustration board
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Paths in the Sand II, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1924, Watercolor on paper on illustration board
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Paul Klee Der Schreckliche Traum (The Terrible Dream) Lithograph 1919
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Paul Klee Die Hexe mit dem Kamm (The Witch with the Comb) Lithograph 1922
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Reverie, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1919, Lithograph on laid paper
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Three heads, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1919, Lithograph on laid paper
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Battlefield, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1914, Lithograph on wove paper
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The nightmare, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1919, Lithograph on laid paper
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Motion of a Landscape, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1914, Watercolor and pencil on paper on illustration board
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Paul Klee Alte Stadt mit Holzbrucke pen and black ink on wove paper 1925
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Acrobats, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1919, Lithograph on laid paper
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Diagonal Media, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1922, Watercolor and pencil on paper on bristol board
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Paul Klee The Lady Gardener pen and blue/ black ink on off-white laid paper 1932
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Death for the idea, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1915, Lithograph on wove paper
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Insects, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1919, Lithograph and watercolor on laid paper
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Lightning Stroke, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1920, Watercolor over oil transfer drawing on paper on bristol board
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Extinguished light, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1919, Lithograph on wove paper
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Number-tree landscape, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1919, Lithograph on laid paper
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In the Kairouan Style, Transposed in a Moderate Way, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1914, Watercolor and pencil on paper on bristol board
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Giant aphid, Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 - 1940) , 1920, Lithograph on heavy wove paper
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Temple Gardens, 1920 Paul Klee (German, 1879-1940)Gouache and traces of ink on paper; H. 7-1/4,
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Paul Klee Seiltanzer (Tightrope Walker) from Kunst der Gegenwart (Contemporary Art) (Munich: R. Piper & Co., 1923) color lithograph 1923
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Paul Klee - Stakim c. 1928 oil on plaster The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - Sunset 1930 oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul klee - Exotics 1939 oil on burlap The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - Asiatic God 1924 oil on board The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - Cat and Birh 1928 oil and ink on gesso The Museum of Modern Art Swiss
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Paul Klee - Around the Fish 1926 oil and tempera on c The Museum of Modern Art Swiss
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Paul Klee - Schoolhouse 1920 oil on paper on boar The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - Howling Dog 1928 oil on canvas Minneapolis Institute of Arts Swiss
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Paul Klee - Fairy Tales c. 1920 watercolor and gouac Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester Swiss
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Paul Klee - Thistle Garden 1918 watercolor, ink Arkansas Arts Center Swiss
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Paul Klee - Hardy Plants 1934 oil on pulpboard Minneapolis Institute of Arts Swiss
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Paul Klee - The Sublime Aspect 1923 lithograph on paper The Art Gallery University of Maryland
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Paul Klee - Old Married Couple 1931 tempera on burlap Norton Museum of Art Swiss
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Paul Klee - Dancing Girl 1940 oil on cloth The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - Strange Glance 1930 oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - Castle Garden 1931 oil on canvas The Museum of Modern Art Swiss
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Paul Klee - In the Magic Mirror 1934 Oil on canvas on boa The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - Fleeing Ghost 1929 oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Swiss
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Paul Klee - The Kettledrum Organ (Die Paukenorgel) 1930 oil on paper board Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College Swiss
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Paul Klee - Anlege Platz (Anchorage) 1928 oil on parchment mou Des Moines Art Center Swiss
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Paul Klee - Vocal Fabric of the Singer Rosa Silber 1922 watercolor and plast The Museum of Modern Art Swiss
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Paul Klee - Jungfrau im Baum (Virgin in the Tree) from Inventions 1903 etchings The Museum of Modern Art Swiss
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Hommage à Klee XVI, Jack Lemon (born 1936) , 1966, Lithograph
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Hommage à Klee XV, Jack Lemon (born 1936) , 1966, Lithograph
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Hommage à Klee XII, Jack Lemon (born 1936) , 1966, Lithograph
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Hommage à Klee XXI, Jack Lemon (born 1936) , 1966, Lithograph

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (40)
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Landscapes by Klee and Kiefer
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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Klee Paintings
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Paul Klee: Recent Acquisitions of the Djerassi Collection
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Sprengel Museum: Paul Klee - Late Works
Paul Klee - Late Works is part of an exhibition trilogy focussing on Klee (Klee in the North) which is on view not only at the Sprengel Museum Hannover, but also at the Kunsthalle Bremen and
Hayward Gallery:
Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation
Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) is one of the great masters of modern art. Widely known for the magical quality and spontaneity of his intimate paintings and drawings, he is ...

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Palais Liechtenstein: Klee, Tanguy, Miro Three Approaches to Landscape.
The art-historical tradition of landscape painting was radically transformed by classical modernity. In the wake of the Impressionists, landscape was turned into an artful construction that uses Nature merely as a stimulus ...

Hamburger Kunsthalle: Paul Klee: The Buergi Collection
his first - and perhaps last - presentation of Bürgi Collection not only offers the viewing public an ...

Joan Miró Foundation: Klee, Tanguy, Miró. Three approaches to landscape
Paul Klee (München-Buchsee, Berne, 1879 – Locarno, 1940) stands as a lone figure in the panorama of twentieth-century painting. A member of the Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, he was also a teacher at the Bauhaus. In the 1920s he began to t...

Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard: The Blue Rider Artists: Works from the Busch-Reisinger Museum and other Collections
Artists in the Blue Rider included Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, as well as Franz Marc and others....

Cleveland Museum of Art: Twentieth-Century Works on Paper from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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Cleveland Museum of Art: Last Chance! Twentieth-Century Works on Paper from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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Bauhaus Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung: Division as Structure: Drawings and Reliefs from Paul Mason
The drawings establish various formal rhythms of marks based on geometrical forms such as the square, triangle, hexagon, and pentagon, with endless potential for different forms and structures. As increasingly the patterns break down they become o...

Diane Farris Gallery: Kathryn Jacobi: The Minor Pantheon
Inspired by the surrealist artists, in particular, Max Ernst and Paul Klee, the paintings are a meditation on the randomness of fate. Thematically they present history as a game, a puzzle. Things are not what they seem - are fragmented and tr...

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College: Summer Reading: The Recreation of Language in Twentieth-Century Art
Drawn from the collections of the Loeb Art Center and 14 public and private sources, this international survey unites paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, collages, books and book-objects, poet-artist collaborations, and more by over 50 ar...

Art Gallery of Ontario: From Michelangelo to Picasso: Great Master Drawings from the Collection of the Albertina, Vienna
The selection of drawings in this exhibition demonstrates the breadth and strength of the Albertina’s holdings. The exhibition will provide a comprehensive ove...

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum: Jimmy Ernst: Transcending the Surreal
This retrospective exhibition features over 35 major paintings. It covers five decades of his art and looks at how he absorbed and transcended Surrealism to create his own unique mode of abstract painting. Jimmy Ernst’s paintings were influenced...

Diorama Gallery: Fables: Works by Anne-Lise Firth
The show is called Fables because the paintings are her own improvised stories, which cannot be put into words, but must instead be told large in oil on canvas. Anne-Lise received her BA in History of Art at the University of East Anglia and rece...

Denise Bibro Fine Art: Dusty Boynton: Recent Work
Boynton has shown at Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY; Gallery Jupiter, Little Silver, NJ; and Steffany Martz Gallery, New York, NY. She has been included in dozens of group exhibitions, such as In the Garden at Barbara Krakow in Boston, MA; ...

Centre Georges Pompidou: Hitchcock and Art: Fatal Coincidences
This spectacular exhibition will include 200 nineteenth- and twentieth-century artworks - paintings, drawings, prints, illustrated books and sculpture - and 300 cinema documents - production stills, posters, story boards, and set and ...

Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona: The City That Never Was: Fantastic Architectures in Western Art
The exhibition brings together in the region of 80 works of art on a variety of supports, including frescoes, painting, photography and installations. It turns around the genre of the architectural capriccio, from the 16th to the 18th century, wit...

Montreal Museum of Fine Art: Hitchcock and Art: Fatal Coincidences
Hitchcock: The Man and His Art Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) made more than fifty films. His name, synonymous with suspense, is legendary in the annals of cinematic history. He is ...

Aakriti Art Gallery: Nature - Paintings by Kazi Ghiyasuddin
Ghiyasuddin's works can be considered as personal documentation of the vibrations that he senses, within and adjoining him. Straining the vital essence of the life and environment, and putting it up for it viewers should be recognized as an import...

Riflemaker: LIFE-FILE: THE PRIVATE FILE-FOLDERS OF WILLIAM S BURROUGHS
The exhibition at Riflemaker features fifty such works each representing and combining Burroughs various areas of creative activity - literature, visual mark-making and performance. The works are abstract often using just one or two colours used a...

Takasaki Museum of Art: Reinhardt Sobye: Part of the Tomio Isahai Collection
Reinhardt Sobye states about is work: "The prevailing attitude in modern culture is that every individual is a world in his/her own right, a world from which all other's are excluded. This is a major lie. The truth is that we are each other's worl...

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: Picasso to Pop: Aspects of Modern Art
The exhibition begins with a powerful Picasso drawing of a head dated 1906. Then come a variety of experimental works by George Grosz, Paul Klee, Georges Roualt, and Wyndham Lewis, who represent some of the advanced artistic movements of the 1920s...

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery: Overview: The Art of Fannie Hillsmith and Walter Kamys
Many life-long artists reach a certain level and remain there, but Fannie Hillsmith and Walter Kamys continue to reinvent themselves, explains Maureen Ahern, director of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. Walter Kamys, who liv...

Kettle's Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge: Alan Reynolds: 50 Years after the Royal College of Art
A quest for structure and equilibrium has always been at the heart of Reynolds' work. His engagement with landscape, from his native Suffolk to the hop gardens and orchards of his adoptive Kent, was inspired in part by Constable and Samuel Palmer ...

Ohio Art League: Gary Shaw, curated by John Antjas: Selling Nightmares – Buying Dreams
"Like the big bang he is constantly expanding a universe that's full of lost souls that he runs across in his personal experience. These experiences, whether they be from work, the bar, relationships, or anyplace at all, become his own personal my...

Museum Ludwig: ART-WORLDS IN DIALOGUE
These dialogues are as multifarious as the artists who conduct them. The approximately 120 artists in this exhibition have each found their own, highly individual ways of exploring and examining one or more culture...

Bauhaus Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung: Donation Dora Hartwig
An item of very special importance is a copy of Max Beckmann’s Apocalypse dedicated to Josef Hartwig. Until he was dismissed in 1933, Beckmann taught with Hartwig at the Frankfurt Art School. The book was produced in a very small wartime print ru...

Michael Werner Gallery: Recent Paintings by Georg Baselitz
All of the works in the exhibition have direct sources in paintings the artist made as a teenager during the 1950s, and in fact certain works bear the dates ‘1953’, ‘1954’ or ‘1955’ as part of their iconography. This combination of personal histo...

Haunch of Venison, London: Uwe Wittwer
A major installation entitled “The Class of Beauty” shows various table vitrines, each dedicated to an iconic artist that Wittwer treasures: Friedrich, De Hooch, Kalf, Klee, Poussin, Ruisdael, Titian and Warhol. In a loose and associative manner, ...

Pump House Gallery: Katy Dove: New Commisioned Work
Dove's mesmerising kaleidoscopic animations investigate the complex relationship between perception, colour and sound. Much of her work takes the form of a visual and audio representation of an idea, emotion or perception using animation to red...

Haus der Kunst: GROTESQUE! 130 Years of Witty Art
GROTESQUE! 130 Years of Witty Art presents works possessing those characteristics attributed to the concept of the grotesque in Meyers Konversationslexikon (an influential encyclopaedia) in 1895: "The result of a humour which - apparently without ...

Pretoria Art Museum: Max Chiwei Liu (1911-2002)
Max Liu was influenced by his cultural anthropology studies among aborigines, Vietnam, Peru and East Africa. Paul Klee’s dreamlike images also fascinated the artist. Max Liu painted from his imagination semi-abstract images with a mystical, almost...

Sin Sin Fine Art: Rick Lewis: Jalan
His influences range from among others, Joan Miro, Antoni Tapies, Paul Klee, Alberto Burri, Texan visionary painter Forrest Bess and Far Eastern calligraphy. He has exhibited in Texas, New York, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. His work belongs to numero...

Bergen Art Museum: Anxiety and Desire. Surrealism in Scandinavia 1930-1950
The Scandinavian Surrealists were eccentric and individualistic, their art received criticism and alienation in their home countries. They personally knew, exhibited internationally with and were inspired by S.Dali, P.Klee, V.Kandinsky, M.Ernst as...

ArtHaus: Group Exhibition: LOCATION ~ LOCATION
Serena Bocchino’s paintings and drawings translate the compositional, spontaneous rhythm of jazz into a two dimensional form. Her work uses rhythm, volume and tone to capture different ways in which line may interact with color. A New York Times ...

Modern Museum of Art: Modern Starts: Things
In painting, the still-life genre, with its focus on the representation of objects, experienced a renewed interest. Beginning with P...

National Palace Museum: Birth of a New Century: Images of Children in Western Art
Beginning with the Enlightenment in the late eighteenth century, the nature of children was starting to take shape as distinct from that of adults. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one advocate of educational reform. ...

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