Artist Birthdays December 18 – PAUL KLEE
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.