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Paul Klee

German, born Switzerland. 1879–1940

Introduction

Source: Oxford University Press

Swiss painter, draughtsman, printmaker, teacher and writer. Klee’s work forms a major contribution to the history of 20th-century art. He is associated most commonly with the Bauhaus school in Weimar and Dessau. He is regarded as a major theoretician among modern artists and as a master of humour and mystery. In much of his work, he aspired to achieve a naive and untutored quality, but his art is also among the most cerebral of any of the 20th century. Klee’s wide-ranging intellectual curiosity is evident in an art profoundly informed by structures and themes drawn from music, nature and poetry.

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Works by Paul Klee

  • Not on view Paul Klee. Virgin in the Tree (Jungfrau im Baum) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1903
    Paul Klee
    Virgin in the Tree (Jungfrau im Baum) from the...
    1903
    Paul Klee. Virgin in the Tree (Jungfrau im Baum) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1903
  • Not on view Paul Klee. Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to Be of Higher Rank (Zwei Männer, einander in höherer Stellung vermutend, begegnen sich) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1903
    Paul Klee
    Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to Be of...
    1903
    Paul Klee. Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to Be of Higher Rank (Zwei Männer, einander in höherer Stellung vermutend, begegnen sich) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1903
  • Not on view Paul Klee. Comedian (Komiker) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1904
    Paul Klee
    Comedian (Komiker) from the series...
    1904
    Paul Klee. Comedian (Komiker) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1904
  • Not on view Paul Klee. A Man Sinking Before the Crown (Ein Mann versinkt vor der Krone) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1904
    Paul Klee
    A Man Sinking Before the Crown (Ein Mann versinkt...
    1904
    Paul Klee. A Man Sinking Before the Crown (Ein Mann versinkt vor der Krone) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1904
  • Not on view Paul Klee. Perseus (Wit Has Triumphed over Grief) (Perseus [Der Witz hat über das Leid gesiegt]) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1904
    Paul Klee
    Perseus (Wit Has Triumphed over Grief) (Perseus...
    1904
    Paul Klee. Perseus (Wit Has Triumphed over Grief) (Perseus [Der Witz hat über das Leid gesiegt]) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1904
  • Not on view Paul Klee. Menacing Head (Drohendes Haupt) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1905
    Paul Klee
    Menacing Head (Drohendes Haupt) from the...
    1905
    Paul Klee. Menacing Head (Drohendes Haupt) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1905
  • Not on view Paul Klee. Der Held mit dem Flügel (The Hero with the Wing) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1905
    Paul Klee
    Der Held mit dem Flügel (The Hero with the...
    1905
    Paul Klee. Der Held mit dem Flügel (The Hero with the Wing) from the series Inventions (Inventionen). 1905
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