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 Paul Klee  (1879 - 1940)

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Lived/Active: Switzerland/Germany      Known for: childlike fantasy and imagination painting, teaching

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Birth
1879 (Munchenbuchsee, Switzerland)
 
Death
1940 (Muralto, Switzerland)

Lived/Active
Switzerland/Germany

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A Swiss-born painter and graphic artist, Paul Klee was born on December 18, 1879, in Munchenbuchsee, Switzerland, into a family of musicians. His personal, often gently humorous works are filled with allusions to dreams, music, and poetry, and are difficult to classify. Primitive art, surrealism, cubism, and children's art all seem blended into his small-scale, delicate paintings, watercolors, and drawings.

Klee grew up in a musical family and was himself a violinist. His childhood love (showing 500 of 4867 characters).



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