Happy Birthday, Paul Klee!

It’s Paul Klee’s birthday! He’d be turning a grand 133 years old. What comes to mind when we talk Paul Klee? We think of the Bauhaus school (ah, cubism) and Wassily Kandinsky (another German expressionist painter). While his work holds a bit of a childishness and primitivism, his use of color and bold lines are confident examples of a powerful era in art.

Klee in 1911, photographed by Alexander Eliasberg

Paul once wrote, “Colour has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has hold of me forever…Colour and I are one. I am a painter.”

In honor of this adventurous and inventive painter, we have picked some pieces from the UGallery collection to match his most famous contributions to art history.

Cat and Bird, Paul Klee, 1928

Calico Abstract, Pamela Gatens, 2012

Flora on Sand, Paul Klee,

Civilty, Mylene Iwanowsky, 2010

Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black, Paul Klee, 1925

Northern Lights, Robert Figueroa, 2011