Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Artist

Paul Klee

Nationality

Swiss

Artist Dates

1879-1940

Title of Work

Tete d'Enfant

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Date of Work

1939

Medium

Lithograph

Height

19 1/4"

Width

14 1/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: FF_006_W

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Paul Klee was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland in 1879. As a child, he studied music and showed great skill as a violinist. In his teen years, his focus shifted to visual art and, in 1898, Klee moved to Munich, Germany to study at the Academy of Fine Arts. He is best known for his exploration color theory, teaching at Bauhaus, and his involvement in the artist group the Blue Rider with Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. Klee's brightly colored works are influenced by the art movements of Cubism, Expressionism and Surrealism. Paul Klee's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Phillips Collection, the Franz Marc Museum and several other collections internationally.

Additional Information

Commissioned by Verve magazine for a series of lithographs distributed in 1939.

Blonde haired figure on a pink background

Condition

Very good

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