Paul Klee modern art work
Oil Painting Reproduction Art by Masterpiece Paintings Gallery About Paul Klee and his Modern Art Paintings Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss / German surrealist painter
Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss / German surrealist painter

     Paul Klee was born in Switzerland in 1879 of a Swiss mother but was considered a German national because his father was German. As a child he learned to play violin.
     He finished school when he was 19-years-old and moved to Munich where he failed to gain entry to the Art Academy due to lack of basic knowledge and skills. He finally got into the academy two years later but only studied there for one.
     His artistic skills didn't emerge for several more years and his wife supported him and their family from 1906 until he had his first one-man exhibition in 1910. His paintings didn't start selling well until 1916 while he was serving in the German army during the First World War.
     He came in contact with “modern art” a year later when he met August Macke and Wassily Kandinsky. In 1926 he exhibits his work in Paris as part of the first group of surrealists.

     Klee and his wife Lily emigrated to Switzerland in 1933. In 1936 he was diagnosed with progressive scleroderma and his artistic output  was severely reduced by the severe illness for about 18 months.
     Picasso and Kandinsky visited Klee in Switzerland the following year. Shortly after their visit and as a result of  his art being among that displayed at the “Degenerate Art” exhibition in Munich, 102 of his works in German public collections were seized. Klee resumed work that year but died three years later in 1940, just before he received Swiss nationality.
     Below we list some of Klee's most famous modern art. We welcome questions or comments about them and invite you to vote for your favorite. However, please be informed that our time is very limited and we get many inquiries every day.
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Ab ovo, 1917, 5.9 x 10.5 in. / 14.9 x 26.6 cm
Ad Parnassum, 1932, 39.4 x 49.6 in. / 100 x 126 cm
Before Gate of Kairuan | Vor den Toren von Kairuan, 1914, 8.1 x 12.4 in. / 20.7 x 31.5 cm
Black Prince | Schwarzer Furst, 1927, 13 x 11.4 in. / 33 x 29 cm
Boating Fun on Canal | Bootsvergnugen im Kanal, 1940, 14.8 x 19.5 in. / 37.5 x 49.5 cm
Bust of Child | Buste eines Kindes, 1933, 20 x 20 in. / 50.8 x 50.8 cm
Cacodemonic | Kakendamonisch, 1916, 7.3 x 10 in. / 18.5 x 25.5 cm
Carpet of Memory | Teppich der Erinnerung, 1914, 15.8 x 20.4 in. / 40.2 x 51.8 cm
Colored Lightning | Bunter Blitz, 1927, 19.7 x 13.4 in. / 50 x 34 cm
Cosmic Composition | Kosmische Komposition, 1919, 18.9 x 16.1 in. / 48 x 41 cm
Double | Doppel, 1940, 20.6 x 13.6 in. / 52.4 x 34.6 cm
Exuberance | Ubbermmut, 1939, 39.4 x 51.2 in. / 100 x 130 cm
Female Nude | Weiblicher Akt, 1910, 15.3 x 9.8 in. / 38.9 x 25 cm
Flora on Rocks | Flora am Felsen, 1940, 35.4 x 27.5 in. / 90 x 70 cm
Flower Myth | Blumenmythos, 1918, 11.4 x 6.2 in. / 29 x 15.8 cm
Genius Serves a Small Breakfast (An Angel Brings What is Desired),  1920 aka
Ein Genius serviert ein kleines Fruhstuck (Engel bringt das Gewunschte), 7.8 x 5.7 in. /19.8 x 14.6 cm
Girl with Doll | Madchen mit Puppe, 1905, 7 x 5.1 in. / 17.7 x 12.9 cm
God of Northern Wood | Der Gott des nordlichen Waldes, 1922, 21.1 x 16.3 in. / 53.5 x 41.4 cm
Goldfish | Der Goldfisch, 1925, 19.1 x 27 in. / 48.5 x 68.5 cm
Grey One and Coast | Der Graue und die Kuste, 1938, 41.3 x 28 in. / 105 x 71 cm
Harmony of Rectangles in Red, Yellow, Blue, White and Black | Harmonie aus Vierecken mit Rot, Gelb, Blau,Weiss und Schwarz, 1923, 32.8 x 25.4 in. / 83.4 x 64.5 cm
Has Head, Hand, Foot and Heart aka
Hat Kopf, Hand, Fuss and Herz, 1930, 16.3 x 11.4 in. / 41.5 x 29 cm
Head with German Moustache aka
Kopf mit Deutscher Barttracht, 1920, 12.8 x 11.2 in. / 32.5 x 28.5 cm
Highroads and Byroads | Haupt-und Nebenwege, 1929, 32.7 x 26.4 in. / 83 x 67 cm
In Ostermundingen Quarry, Two Cranes, 1907, 24.8 x 19.1 in. / 63.1 x 48.6 cm
In style of Kairuan, Transferred to Moderate aka
Im stil von Kairouan, ins.Gemassigte ubertragen, 1914, 4.8 x 7.7 in. / 12.3 x 19.5 cm
Individualized Measurement of Strata aka
Individualisierte Hohenmessung der Lagen, 1930, 18.4 x 13.7 in. / 46.8 x 34.8 cm
Insula dulcamara, 1938, 34.6 x 69.3 in. / 88 x 176 cm
Kettle-Drummer | Puakenspieler, 1940, 13.6 x 8.3 in. / 34.6 x 21.2 cm
Legend of Nile | Legende vom Nil, 1937, 27.2 x 24 in. / 69 x 61 cm
Marked Man | Gezeichneter, 1935, 12 x 10.8 in. / 30.5 x 27.5 cm
Monsieur Pearly Pig | Monsieur Perlenschwein, 1925,  20.1 x 14 in. / 51.5 x 35.5 cm
Moonrise at St. Germain Tunis aka
Mongaufgang St. Germain Tunis, 1915, 7.2 x 6.7 in. / 18.4 x 17.2 cm
Mural Painting | Wandbild, 1924, 10 x 21.7 in. / 25.4 x 55.1 cm
Musician | Musiker, 1937, 10.9 x 8 in. / 27.7 x 20.3 cm
Once Emerged from Grey of Night aka
Einst dem Grau der Nacht enttaucht, 1918, 8.9 x 6.2 in. / 22.6 x 15.8 cm
Outbreak of Fare III | Angstausbruch III, 1939, 25 x 18.9 in. / 63.5 x 48.1 cm
Park near Lu(cerne) | Park bei Lu(zern), 1938, 39.4 x 27.6 in. / 100 x 70 cm
Pavilion Decked with Flags | Beflaggter Pavillion, 1927, 15.7 x 23.6 in. / 40 x 60 cm
Place of Twins | Die Stelle der Zwillinge, 1929, 10.8 x 12 in. / 27.5 x 30.6 cm
Puppet Theatre | Puppentheatre, 1923, 20.5 x 14.8 in. / 52 x 37.6 cm
Red and Yellow House in Tunis aka
Rote und Gelbe Hauser in Tunis, 1914, 8.3 x 11.1 in. / 21.1 x 28.1 cm
Revolt of the Viaduct | Revolution des Viaduktes, 1937, 23.6 x 19.7 in. / 60 x 50 cm
Rhythmical Server and Freer | Rhythmisches Strenger und freier, 1930, 18.5 x 24.2 in. / 47 x 61.5 cm
Rose Garden | Rosengarten, 1920, 19.3 x 16.7 in. / 49 x 42.5 cm
Separation in Evening | Scheidung abends, 1922, 13.2 x 9.3 in. / 33.5 x 23.5 cm
She Bellow, We Plays | Sie brullt, wir spielen, 1928, 17.1 x 22.2 in. / 43.5 x 56.5 cm
Stricken Place | Betroffener Ort, 1922, 12.9 x 9.1 in. / 32.8 x 23.1 cm
Struck from List | Von der Liste gestrichen, 1933, 12.4 x 9.4 in. / 31.5 x 24 cm
Temple Quarter in Pert | Tempelviertel von Pert, 1928, 10.8 x 16.5 in. / 27.5 x 42 cm
Tightrope Walker | Der Seiltanzer, 1923, 19.2 x 12.7 in. / 48.7 x 32.2 cm
Twittering Machine | Die Zwitscher-Maschine, 1922, 16.3 x 12 in. / 41.3 x 30.5 cm
Untitled Still Life | Ohne Title Stilleben, 1940, 39.4 x 31.7 in. / 100 x 80.5 cm
Vegetal-Strange | Pflanzlich-seltsam, 1929, 13 x 10.1 in. / 33.1 x 25.6 cm
Villa R, 1919, 10.4 x 8.6 in. / 26.5 x 22 cm
Warning of Ships | Warnung der Schiffe, 1917, 9.5 x 6.1 in. / 24.2 x 15.6 cm
With Eagle | Mit dem Adler, 1918, 6.8 x 10.1 in. / 17.3 x 25.6 cm
     

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