Artist Birthdays December 18 – PAUL KLEE

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PAUL KLEE (December 18, 1879 – June 29, 1940)

  • Nationality: German-Swiss
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Expressionism / Bauhaus / Surrealism
  • ARTiFact: He grew up in a musical environment – his father taught music and his mother was a singer – and struggled early on with whether to become a painter or a musician. In 1938, Steinway manufactured 500 pianos, the “Paul Klee series”, to commemorate the way in which he married the art forms of music and visual art in his works.
  • Artist Quote: “A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Ad Parnassum, 1932.

Paul Klee. Ad Parnassum, 1932.

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