Paul Klee Autograph

SKU: 8009075

Sale price$2,912.81


Autograph letter signed, one page, 5,75 x 7,5 inch, Weimar, 15.01.1924, in German, to art historian and museum director "Doctor Schardt" in Berlin - concerning the replacement of  one of his works, written and signed by Paul Klee in blue ink "Klee", attractivelly mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Paul Klee in a close-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with intersecting letter folds, a few very small holes, and puncher holes to the left edge - in fine condition.

"Lieber Doctor Schardt
Besondere Umstände veranlassen mich, eines der Ihnen geliehenen Bilder, den Berg des Stiers, gegen ein beliebiges anderes aus meinem Besitz auszuwechseln. Ich bitte Sie, diese Arbeit an Frau Palruca auszuhändigen.
Stillschweigend des Schmerzes gedenkend, das Sie erlitten, für Ihre liebe Frau und für Sie
   stets Ihr - Klee

"Dear Doctor Schardt,
Special circumstances lead me to exchange one of the pictures lent to you, the Mountain of the Bull, for any other picture in my possession. I ask you to hand this work to Ms. Palruca.
Silently remembering the pain you suffered, for your dear wife and for yourself
   sincerely yours - Klee"

Further Information on the person

(1879-1940) Swiss German artist - his highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism

Year of Birth: 1879

Biography (AI generated)

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German artist who was born in 1879. He was known for his unique and vibrant paintings. He was a prolific artist, producing over 10,000 works during his lifetime. He had an interest in both fine art and music, and it was this combination of interests that made his work so distinctive and admired. Klee was a master of many different styles, ranging from Expressionism to Cubism to Surrealism. His art was highly influential on many 20th century artists, including Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky, and Piet Mondrian.

Klee was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He was a student of Franz von Stuck, a pioneer of the German Symbolist movement. Klee's early works were inspired by this movement, and he often used symbolism and allegory in his paintings. He also experimented with various styles of painting, including pointillism, cubism, and fauvism. His interest in music was also reflected in his art, as he would often incorporate musical elements into his works.

Klee's most famous works were created during his time in the Bauhaus, where he was a professor from 1921 to 1931. He was heavily influenced by the Constructivist and De Stijl movements, and his works often featured geometric shapes and bright colors. He also created a series of abstract landscapes and cityscapes. His works were often characterized by a sense of whimsy and playfulness, and he was known for his ability to create works that were both visually striking and emotionally resonant.

Klee's work was heavily influenced by his travels in Egypt and Tunisia, which he made in the 1920s. He was deeply moved by the architecture and culture of these countries, and used their motifs and symbols in his paintings. He was also influenced by other 20th century movements, such as Surrealism and Dadaism. He often used irony and satire in his works, which often featured humorous and absurd elements.

Klee's work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His works are highly sought after by collectors, and in 2014, a painting by Klee sold for a record-breaking price of $25.9 million. His influence on modern art is undeniable, and his works continue to be admired and celebrated.

Paul Klee was an influential and innovative artist whose works were highly influential on many 20th century artists. His unique and vibrant paintings, which often incorporated elements of music, symbolism, and satire, continue to be admired and celebrated. His works are highly sought after by collectors, and his influence on modern art is undeniable.

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