Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Paul Klee

Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː]; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss-born 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 for the Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Klee has received more than 1,646,092 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular painter.

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Among PAINTERS, Paul Klee ranks 47 out of 1,258Before him are Tintoretto, Gustave Courbet, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, J. M. W. Turner, and Nicolas Poussin. After him are Anthony van Dyck, Caspar David Friedrich, Andrea del Verrocchio, Fra Angelico, Egon Schiele, and Georges Braque.

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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, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emiliano Zapata, Emperor Taishō, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Francis Picabia. Among people deceased in 1940, Paul Klee ranks 4Before him are Leon Trotsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Selma Lagerlöf. After him are J. J. Thomson, Walter Benjamin, Neville Chamberlain, Mikhail Bulgakov, Nikolai Yezhov, Robert Wadlow, Gerda Wegener, and Carl Bosch.

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Among people born in Switzerland, Paul Klee ranks 8 out of 540Before him are Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), Henry Dunant (1828), and Jean Piaget (1896). After him are Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Sepp Blatter (1936), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), and Bruno Ganz (1941).