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Klee, Paul
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(Dec 18, 1879, Münchenbuchsee near Bern – Jun 29, 1940, Locarno-Muralto) was one of the most independent artists in classical modernism. His prints and paintings share the abstract and as well as the objective tendencies of his time and exerted fundamental influence on the American avant-garde of the post-war era. After brief studies at the Munich Academy, Klee turned to a disciplined self-education for several years. Diary notes (until 1918) served to document his own progress and were a self-portrayal integrating life and wo…

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Prange, Regine, “Klee, Paul”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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