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
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
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