Paul Klee. Angels26 April - 7 July 2013
Paul Klee. Daemonie, 1939, 897, Aquarell, Tempera und Bleistift auf Grundierung auf Papier auf Karton. 20,9 x 32,8 cm. Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
Paul Klee is born on 18 December to the music teacher Hans Wilhelm Klee and the singer Ida Maria Klee (née Frick) near Bern.
A talented violinist, Klee decides against music in favour of studying art. He attends a private drawing school in Munich.
Meets his future wife, the pianist Lily Stumpf (1876–1946). Studies painting at the Munich Academy in the class of Franz von Stuck.
Six- month tour of Italy. Faced with the art of classical times and the Renaissance, Klee experiences a creative crisis.
Returns to his parents house for private study. First reverse-glass paintings and etchings. After marrying Lily Stumpf in September 1906 Klee moves with her to Munich.
The couple's son Felix is born on 30 November.
Exhibition with the Munich and Berlin Secession.
Solo exhibitions in Bern, Zurich, Winterthur and Basel, and at the Galerie Thannhauser in Munich.
Klee participates in the second exhibition of the Blauer Reiter in Munich. In April he travels to Paris, where he visits Robert and Sonia Delaunay.
Klee exhibits at the First German Autumn Salon in Herwarth Walden's gallery Der Sturm in Berlin.
In April Klee travels to Tunesia with August Macke and Louis Moilliet, and experiences an artistic breakthrough towards colour and abstraction. He becomes a founder member of the New Munich Secession.
Klee is drafted into the army. He absolves his military service in the aircraft division in Schleissheim and Gersthofen, but is able to continue his artistic work.
With exhibitions in the gallery Der Sturm Klee becomes a cult ﬁgure of new art in Germany.
First retrospective in Munich with 362 works. In October Klee is appointed to the Bauhaus by Walter Gropius
Begins teaching in May and moves with his family to Weimar.
First German museum exhibition at the Berlin National Gallery in the Kronprinzen-Palais.
First solo exhibition in New York. Founder member of the artistic group Die Blaue Vier with Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger and Alexej von Jawlensky.
The Bauhaus moves to Dessau. Klee participates in the ﬁrst group exhibition La peinture surréaliste in Paris.
Klee moves with his family to Dessau and shares one of Walter Gropius' s Masters' Houses with the Kandinskys.
Travels to Egypt.
Several exhibitions take place in Berlin, Dresden, New York, Paris and elsewhere to celebrate Klee's 50th birthday.
Klee leaves the Bauhaus and takes up a professorship at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
He is dismissed from his teaching post under pressure from the National Socialists. At the end of the year he returns to his home city of Bern.
First signs of severe illness. Klee's artistic production almost ceases.
The National Socialists defame Klee' s art and conﬁscate 102 of his works from German museums: ﬁfteen of them are shown in the exhibition Degenerate Art.
Klee' s artistic producivity reaches its highpoint with 1,253 works.
Paul Klee dies on 29 June in Locarno-Muralto.