Paul Klee (1879-1940) is one of the most important artists of Western modernism in the 20th century. Klee, who worked as a painter, draftsman and sculptor, is one of the most inventive representatives of the historical avant-garde, and his diverse oeuvre is characterized by an immense wealth of pictorial ideas.
He studied at the Munich Art Academy and exhibited in 1912 together with the "Blaue Reiter" artists' association, of which he was a member. Together with August Macke and Louis Moilliet he undertook the so-called Tunisreise in 1914.
From 1921 to 1931 he taught at the Bauhaus, first in Weimar and later in Dessau. And he held a professorship at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf from 1931 to 1933, which was revoked when the National Socialists seized power. In the same year Paul Klee and his wife moved to Bern. In 1940 Klee died during a stay at a health resort in Switzerland.