Paul Klee


January 14-June 03, 2012

This exhibition brings together a selection of works that illuminate Paul Klee's reimaginings of the traditional genre of portraiture. Over the course of his career, Klee (1879-1940) utilized the fundamentals of the portrait to explore artistic, social, and personal ideas, creating images of himself, friends, and imagined others that invoke myriad psychological states.


Paul Klee, Barockbildnis (Herr zu Percke) (Baroque Portrait [Lord Wig]), 1920; watercolor on paper mounted on board; collection SFMOMA, extended loan and promised gift of the Carl Djerassi Trust I