Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:
Unique Expressionism, said to be a forerunner of Surrealism. Klee also exhibited with Der Blaue Reiter and taught at the Bauhaus school.
Date and Place of Birth:
December 18, 1879, Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
Paul Klee was really too original to be associated with any artistic movement. He created thousands of exquisite drawings and prints, and delicate paintings of mixed media. His work was characterized by (deceptively) simple looking use of line and color, wit and an often child-like view of subjects.
- Twittering Machine, 1922
- Dance, Monster, to My Soft Song!, 1922
- Ad Parnassum, 1932
- Death and Fire, 1940
Date and Place of Death:
June 29, 1940, Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland