Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was a Swiss painter. His highly individual style was influenced by many different art movements, including expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. Klee was a student of the great German artist Wassily Kandinsky, and he later taught at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture.

Klee’s work is often categorized as abstract art, even though he did not subscribe to any one artistic movement. His art was deeply personal and often reflective of his moods and emotions. He once said, “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.”

Klee was a prolific artist, producing more than 9,000 works of art during his lifetime. Today, his work is exhibited in major museums all over the world, and he is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.