Thursday, August 18, 2005

Gallery of the Day : Paul Klee Gallery

Gallery of the Day : Paul Klee Gallery:


Paul Klee Gallery

Paul Klee (December 18, 1879 � June 29, 1940) was a Swiss painter. Klee was born in Munchenbuchsee (near Bern) of Switzerland into a musical family - his father, Hans Klee, taught music at the Hofwil Teacher Seminar near Berne. In his early years, Paul wanted to be a musician, but decided on the visual arts in his teen years. He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Heinrich Knirr and Franz von Stuck. After travelling to Italy and then back to Bern, he settled in Munich, where he met Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and other avant-garde figures, and became associated with the Blaue Reiter. Here he met Bavarian pianist Lily Stumpf, whom he married; they had one son.

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