Paul Klee at SFMOMA

February 25-July 20, 2011

Paul Klee (1879-1940) has long been revered as one of the most original and inventive modern artists. Born in Switzerland, Klee made his name in Germany, where he was associated with the Blaue Reiter group and became an influential instructor at the Bauhaus before being denounced as a "degenerate" artist by the Nazis. This exhibition presents a diverse array of works made by the inventive modernist between the two world wars. Starting August 13, the exhibition will feature drawings by local artist Andrew Schoultz presented in dialogue with the works on paper by Klee that inspired them.

Paul Klee, blossoms in the night

Paul Klee, Blten in der Nacht (Blossoms in the Night), 1930; collection SFMOMA, gift of Charlotte Mack