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Paul Klee


Name
Paul Klee
Birth Year
1879
Death Year
1940
Country
Switzerland
Movement
Expressionism

Paul Klee Biography

Paul Klee was born on 18 December 1879 near Bern in Switzerland into the family of Hans Klee, a music teacher, and his wife Maria Frick, also a musician. As a boy Paul learned to play violin. As well as his training in music, he received a thorough classical education in the Literarschule in Bern. Ancient Greek, modern French, classic and contemporary French and German art, and literature were his favorites.


Paul Klee 35 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

  • Paul Klee. Monument in Fertile Country.
    Monument In Fertile Country.

    1929. Watercolor. 46 x 30.5 cm. Paul Klee Foundation, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Crystal Gradation.
    Crystal Gradation.

    1921. Watercolor. 24.5 x 31.5 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Revolving House.
    Revolving House.

    1921. Oil on cotton cloth. 37.5 x 52.2 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, Spain.

  • Paul Klee. The Future Man.
    The Future Man.

    1933. Watercolor applied by spatula. 61.8 x 46 cm. Paul Klee Foundation, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Woman in Peasant Dress.
    Woman In Peasant Dress.

    1940. Paste color on paper. 48 x 32 cm. Paul Klee Foundation, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Botanical Theater.
    Botanical Theater.

    1924/34. Oil and watercolor on board. 50.2 x 67.2 cm. Private collection.

  • Paul Klee. Heroic Roses.
    Heroic Roses.

    1938. Oil on stained canvas. 68 x 52 cm. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • Paul Klee. Red Waistcoat.
    Red Waistcoat.

    1938. Paste color, waxed. 65.1 x 42.5 cm. Kunstzammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany.

  • Paul Klee. A Young Lady's Adventure.
    A Young Lady's Adventure.

    1921. Watercolor. 43.8 x 30.8 cm. Tate Gallery, London, UK.

  • Paul Klee. Red Balloon.
    Red Balloon.

    1922. Oil on muslin primed with chalk. 31.8 x 31.1 cm. The Solomon R. Guggebheim Museum, New York, NY, USA.

  • Paul Klee. Carnival in the Mountains.
    Carnival In The Mountains.

    1924. Watercolor on paper on board. 23.5 x 31.1 cm. Paul Klee Foundation, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Fruits on Red.
    Fruits On Red.

    1930. Watercolor on silk. 61.2 x 46.2 cm. Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany.

  • Paul Klee. On a Motif from Hamamet.
    On A Motif From Hamamet.

    1914. Tempera on board. 27 x 22.5 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Hermitage.
    Hermitage.

    1918. Watercolor on chalk ground. 18.3 x 25.4 cm. Paul Klee Foundation, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Cosmic Composition.
    Cosmic Composition.

    1919. Oil on pasteboard. 48 x 41 cm. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • Paul Klee. Nocturnal Festivity.
    Nocturnal Festivity.

    1921. Oil on board. 50 x 61 cm. The Solomon R. Guggebheim Museum, New York, NY, USA.

  • Paul Klee. Senecio.
    Senecio.

    1922. Oil on gauze. 40.5 x 38 cm. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Puppet Theater.
    Puppet Theater.

    1923. Watercolor on chalk ground. 51.4 x 37.2 cm. Paul Klee Foundation, Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.

  • Paul Klee. Fish Magic.
    Fish Magic.

    1925. Oil and watercolor varnished. 76.8 x 98.1 cm. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  • Paul Klee. Gate in the Garden.
    Gate In The Garden.

    1926. Oil on panel. 54.5 x 44 cm. Huggler Foundation, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland.

Paul Klee Bibliography

Paul Klee: Selected by Genius, 1917-33 by Roland Doschka, Ernst-Gerhard Guse, Christian Rumelin, Victoria Salley, Stadthalle Balingen. Prestel Publishing, 2001.

The Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 9 (1940) by The Paul Klee Foundation. Thames & Hudson, 2004.

The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918 by Paul Klee, Felix Klee (editor). University of California Press, 1964.

Paul Klee: 1879-1940 (Basic Art) by Susanna Partsch. Taschen, 2000.

Paul Klee: Painting Music (Pegasus Library) by Hajo Duchting. Prestel, 1997.

Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation/Works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka, Bridget Riley. Lund Humphries Publishers, 2002.

Klee, Kandinsky, and the Thought of Their Time: A Critical Perspective by Mark Roskill. University of Illinois Press, 1995

Paul Klee by Jean-Louis Ferrier. Vilo International, 1999.