Paul Klee


Born
in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
December 18, 1879

Died
June 29, 1940

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Paul Klee; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a Swiss painter and a German painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are considered so important for modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting had for Renaissance. He and his colleague , the Russ ...more

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The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1...

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Pedagogical Sketchbook: Int...

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3.96 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1925 — 7 editions
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On Modern Art

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3.86 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1945 — 11 editions
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Paul Klee: Hand Puppets

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The thinking eye

4.19 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1956 — 6 editions
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Some Poems by Paul Klee

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The Paul Klee Notebooks

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Klee

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Paul Klee Notebooks: The Th...

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Paul Klee Notebooks: Nature...

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