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Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

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Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː]; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss-born German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are held to be as important for modern art as Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting was for the Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Klee has received more than 2,528,766 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 70 in 2019). Paul Klee is the 49th most popular painter (down from 48th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Painter.

Paul Klee is a German-Swiss artist who is most famous for his work in the field of art. He was a painter, draftsman, and sculptor.

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Among painters, Paul Klee ranks 49 out of 1,421Before him are Caspar David Friedrich, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, J. M. W. Turner, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, and Nicolas Poussin. After him are Georges Braque, Andrea del Verrocchio, Georges Seurat, Paolo Veronese, Ilya Repin, and Diego Rivera.

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Among people born in 1879, Paul Klee ranks 4Before him are Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, and Leon Trotsky. After him are Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1940, Paul Klee ranks 5Before him are Leon Trotsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Selma Lagerlöf, and Neville Chamberlain. After him are Mikhail Bulgakov, Walter Benjamin, J. J. Thomson, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, Emma Goldman, and Carl Bosch.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Paul Klee ranks 12 out of 876Before him are Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), and Sepp Blatter (1936). After him are Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Johanna Spyri (1827), Francesco Borromini (1599), Alberto Giacometti (1901), and Johann Bernoulli (1667).

Among PAINTERS In Switzerland

Among painters born in Switzerland, Paul Klee ranks 1After him are Arnold Böcklin (1827), Johannes Itten (1888), Henry Fuseli (1741), Angelica Kauffman (1741), H. R. Giger (1940), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Félix Vallotton (1865), Bernardino Luini (1475), Albert Anker (1831), Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), and Matthäus Merian (1593).