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 Raymond Klee  (20th century)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: figure, land-and seascape painting

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04/09/2013
mary mcfadden

klee paintings
I own four of Raymond Klee's paintings, bought during various trips to Ireland. Was very sorry to hear of his passing. My husband and I always made a special effort to stop by his studio in Bantry. We have met his lovely wife, and always enjoyed our visits. I am a great fan. He always told us that he was famous for his skies, which are magnificent, and we chose our paintings to showcase these beautiful skies.


03/06/2013
Tony

Raymond Klee Painting
Very sought after but very few available. Pleased to say that my mother bought one of his Seascapes 32yrs ago and this has now passed into my possession. Huge fan and priveledged to be the owner of a very rare painting indeed. Sad to hear that Raymond has passed away but he left such a wonderful legacy and collection of paintings, his like will never be seen again.


09/26/2012
Judy

Raymond Klee painting
Four days ago, I was shopping at a Shawnee, KS Goodwill store & came across a gigantic oil painting that I just couldn't walk away from. $9.99 later, it was mine. I knew nothing at all about the artist, I just knew I had to own it. After much research on the name "Klee" that was in the lower right hand corner of the painting, along with some Google image searches, I'm convinced it is a work of Raymond Klee. I have not seen this work on the net, so I have no knowledge of its name or age, but it is a panoramic view of a beach from an overlooking hill or cliff. The sea is like glass, with a few small whitecaps where it comes ashore on the beach, and the sky....! Magnificent. The silhouettes of birds wheeling in it add beauty, perspective, & a depth that never gets old to look at, & the clouds are just indescribably gorgeous. On the beach are a sparse few silhouettes of beach walkers - a couple holding hands, a parent & child, & 3 friends conversing. In the foreground is a figure sitting on the edge of the hill/cliff, overlooking the scene, with a tree branch reaching out toward him from the opposite side of the painting. It's so beautiful. It makes me want to be in the picture. If any contributors or visitors know anything about this picture, I would love to know more about it. Incidentally, just a week & a half earlier, in this same Goodwill store, I found & bought a signed & dated lithograph by Sonia Delaunay. Nobody at the store knew the donors of either, & I have to wonder if they were from someone's unwanted estate...


08/21/2012
John Muir

Klee - genius
In the late 'sixties, my then wife and I were strolling around Brighton's Kemptown and we came across a little shop - in the window of which we saw an artist painting. The picture he was painting was a striking view from a shore and the skies were a magical blue. We spoke to Mr Klee and although he normally spld pictures of that size for £25 he could see we were a poor young couple and let us have it for £20. this picture has given me tremendous pleasure over the years and I never tire of looking at it. The other day I saw another picture of his tucked away in the corner of a second hand shop damaged and covered in dust - I immediately paid £30 for it. Like one of the other correspondents, I was shocked that a picture of this quality could be treated so badly and sold for such a small amount. I am convinced that the value of Klee's works will soar in the future. Perhaps someone should organise a Raymond Klee exhibition in London. I was glad to hear that he is still painting - a remarkable artist.


06/02/2012
JON LAWSON

RAYMOND KLEE'S WORK
IN THE LATE 70'S EARLY 80' I MET
MR. KLEE IN SEATTLE, I WAS A WINE SALESMAN AT THE TIME, I TRADED HIM RARE WINES FOR THREE
PAINTINGS PLUS CASH. THE COLORS OF THE STORMS IN THE PAINTINGS ARE A MASTERPIECE, HE PAINTED THEM BY MUSIC AS I WATCHED.


09/19/2011
alan ervin

klee had a small gallery in vandalia il.
a friend of my parents who has sincepassed on,met mr.klee on a trip to europe,invited him to come to vandalia and get a feel for the heartland.mr.klee stated that he yearned to go back to his days when he had started out small.he took our friend up on his offer,moved to vandalia,renteda vacant store onthe main st.,painted and sold his art dirt cheap to the locals,and conducted evening classes on his wood and spatula technics.my grandma took his clss as well as buying one painting,which i still own.it looks like the venetian sunset in red,but no boats or buildings,just two trees.this was in the early 60s,he styed here for 6 months?and he lived at our friends home during his stay here.i think he gave some classes at the high school nite classes for adults.the painting looks as good as the day it was bought.has anyone seen this version?


05/13/2011
Lenard Millen

Interseting factc cincerning Raymond Klee
While living in St. Louis,MO. in 1975 I met the painter Raymond Klee and I had him and his wife at my house for dinner and a most enjoyable visit. Again in 1976 I had the pleasure of another visit with Him. After he returned to Italy I lost contact with him and I'm pleased to knok that he is still working. I have two of his painting, One of which was personalized just for me. I see that the other painting has appeared at several auctions. I siccerely believe his work represents greatness in artwork of the 20th century and will be appreciated and sought after far into the future.


03/17/2011
catherine stewart

Paris skyline
I have just inherited a Raymond Klee oil painting .It was bought by my parents in th late 60s.It needs cleaning and a new frame which i intend to do.Even through the decades of nicotine i can still see the amazing colours ,can't wait to see it when restored to it's former glory,it will have pride of place in my sitting room.


02/06/2010
Joe Donovan

Raymond Klee
My wife and I meet Raymond and his wife Florence in 1992 while traveling in Ireland on our honeymoon. We happened upon his gallery in Bantry, Ireland by accident while driving through the area. We have since struck up a friendship and have been back to see them twice. We own 10 pieces of Raymond's work and two of Florence's, who also paints. Their works vary from genre paintings, to landscapes, to portraits and still lifes. Raymond has also taken to sculpting recently, but not commerically. We cannot wait to get back to Ireland to visit with them again and add to our collection.


08/31/2009
Kathleen Riney

Klee painting
I bought a painting in the Southwest of Ireland (Bantry Bay I think) in the mid-late 80's. I thought his name was "John" Klee, but, it could have been "Raymond". His signature is printed in tall, straight, lines in the bottom , right corner. But it's signed simply "KLEE".
Anyone here have any info?
The painting is a scenic of Irish woods with a path heading into a bright light.


08/24/2009
mark

raymond klee
Being a thrift shop junkie has it's moments. I found a very large 24x48 painting by Raymond Klee sticking out from behind a few other 70's era speed paintings and was shocked to see a price of only forty dollars! I was familiar with his work and to find an original in mint condition was exciting. The painting depicts what appears to be a venetian lagoon at sunset with buildings, boats and in the foreground one of his spackle trees. But what really stands out is this amazing apocalyptic sky!! The more you look at it the more it draws you in. It really should be in a museum. A book of his paintings would be amazing!


07/31/2009
paul brooks

Raymond Klee
Hi i have a oil painting by raymond klee of a night sky strom it was given to my mum many years ago by ramond in Brighton east sussex


07/14/2009
john wyatt

knowing raymond i am interested in his recentt works
i have 3 of raymonds paintings 1 clown,a beach scene/stormy sky,and paris at night.I livenear his brother peter and lived next door to their father william klee many years so know raymond for over 60 yrs before he started painting.


08/02/2008
Keith Taylor

Raymond Klee Paintings
I had the honour of selling Raymond Klee paintings for a week in Toronto back in 1973. Raymond was there painting beautiful landscapes and skies. Every customer that came in, I showed them an all a black painting with a white skyline. Everyone agreed that it was amazing but they would choose a more colourful painting. At the end of the week Raymond said to me, "You really love that Black and White one so it is yours". I had sold a lot of paintings that week and he was very pleased. It now hangs in my music studio and every time I look at it I see different things (the magic of Raymond Klee).

Thanks Raymond

Keith


07/22/2008
Dawn Klee-Garrett

Raymond Klee Paintings
I reside in San Antonio Texas and I am Raymond's daughter. Over the years I have been gifted with many of his paintings. Many are of seascapes in his typical style. One may not know that he also has painted such subjects at clowns and a rare paintings of peacocks. If you care to write, please drop me a note.

Dawn


03/07/2008
Cindy

Raymond Klee
03/07/08
Some years ago I purchased a painting from Raymond Klee. Especially noteworthy is the dynamic sky and the figures in silhouette against the landscape. He lives and works both in the southwest of Ireland and in southern France.


03/01/2008
Dean

Raymond Klee
Raymond Klee is an 82 year old artist I recently located after much research. His works are very dynamic and he is a prolific painter. I see his work in many places but he gets lost in a sea of people trying to promote Paul Klee. His signature dynamic sky's and surreal landscapes are hard to miss.


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