Paul Klee

German, born Switzerland (Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, 1879 - 1940, Muralto, Switzerland)

Among the most versatile and wide-ranging of modern artists, Paul Klee experimented in nearly every major avant-garde style, yet maintained his distinctive artistic personality throughout.

A German citizen by birth, Klee moved to Munich in 1906


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