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Paul Klee

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Paul Klee
Bern, 1911; photographer unknown © Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, donation Klee family
1879born in Münchenbuchsee / Bern
1898-1901Painting and drawing lessons in Munich
1910First solo exhibition in Switzerland
1911Acquaintance with Wassily Kandinsky and Alfred Kubin
1912Participates in the second exhibition of the Blaue Reiter, acquaintance with Franz Marc, Karl Wolfskehl and others
1914Trip to Tunisia with August Macke and Louis Moilliet
1919The appointment to the Stuttgart Art Academy pursued by the Hölzel Circle fails; the short-term military regime in Munich drives Klee to flee to Switzerland
1920steadily increasing fame, appointment to the Bauhaus in Weimar
1926Move to Dessau, where the Bauhaus relocates
1930Exhibition at the MoMA in New York
1931Professorship in Düsseldorf
1933Dismissal and emigration to Switzerland
1935first symptoms of a serious illness
1937represented at the Munich exhibition "Degenerate Art
1940died in Locarno-Muralto
Paul Klee is one of the most ingenious and versatile artists of Classical Modernism, who made experimental use of many of its styles (Expressionism, Constructivism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism) without committing himself anywhere - with the exception of his friendly relationship with colleagues of the Blaue Reiter. As for Kandinsky, Klee later had a formative teaching career at the Weimar, then Dessau Bauhaus. The trip to Tunisia with August Macke and others was decisive for his artistic self-image. In addition, Klee developed a significant production of art-theoretical writings that can be focused on the following formula: "Art does not reproduce the visible, but makes art visible." In unbridled creativity, a fantasy-drenched oeuvre emerged that was marked by highs (1939: 1250 works) and lows (1936: 25 works). By 1920 at the latest, Klee had achieved considerable fame, but personally, the passage of time - being arrested in the Third Reich, denied Swiss citizenship in his own country, and a long illness that ultimately led to his death - thwarted the career he would have deserved throughout his life. Today he is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. 
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