December 2019 - 140 Years since the Birth of Paul Klee
18th December 2019 - 140th since the birth of Paul Klee.
Paul Klee, 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940,
Swiss German artist with a highly individual style who was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism.
He generally worked in isolation from his peers, and interpreted new art trends in his own way and was inventive in his methods and technique. Klee worked in many different media—oil paint, watercolor, ink, pastel, etching, and others and often combined them into one work.
He also used a great variety of colour palettes from nearly monochromatic to highly polychromatic. Klee once said:
"Colour possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. It gives meaning to my happiest hours: Colour and I are one. I am a painter".
29th June 2025 - 85 since the death of Paul Klee.