Born #onthisday in 1879, Swiss-German artist Paul Klee. Pictured here: his 1921 painting Portrait of a Yellow Man. See more in our selection of Klee prints available through our online shop: https://t.co/N8TVU9FuBq #otd pic.twitter.com/GeM07R19zF
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Paul Klee (1879-1940) was a Swiss-German artist known for his wide-ranging and highly individualistic style, which was influenced by various art movements including Expressionism, Surrealism, and Cubism. Klee was a prolific artist who worked in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage.
Born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, Klee studied art in Munich and later taught at the Bauhaus, a famous art and design school in Germany. He was a member of the Blue Rider movement, a group of artists who were associated with Expressionism and focused on creating emotional and expressive art.
Klee’s work is characterized by its use of color, line, and form to create a sense of movement and emotion. His work often incorporates elements of fantasy and the absurd, and he was known for his ability to create complex and abstract compositions using simple elements.
Throughout his career, Klee exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the world, and his work continues to be exhibited and collected by art lovers and institutions today.