The Bauhaus in Weimar was just celebrating its first birthday when Walter Gropius sent a telegram to Paul Klee in 1920 to call him into our midst as a master - a warm invitation to become a teacher at the Bauhaus. This year was of special significance for the life and work of Paul Klee.
May saw the start of his first major retrospective, organised by the Munich gallery owner Hans Goltz. A total of 362 works from the period 1903 to 1920 were exhibited. Shortly afterwards one of the first monographs on him appeared in the volume Paul Klee in the Junge Kunst series. In a revised new edition of this art-historically significant volume, Klee's early creative years are examined on the basis of major works. They were influenced by his encounters with Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc and his trip to Tunisia with August Macke and Louis Moilliet. This bibliophile volume is rounded off by a biography, authorised by Paul Klee himself, supplemented by the missing biographical data and an essay by a renowned Klee expert.
56 illustrations mainly in colour
14.5 x 21 cm
Author: Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy