Born: Dec 18, 1879 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 60 years of age.
1879 - Born on the 18th of December, in München-Buchsee.
1898 - He went to Munich, Germany, where he studied briefly with Erwin Knirr and then attended the academy.
1900 - He chose to study art, not music, and he attended the Munich Academy.
1901-1902 - Later toured Italy, responding enthusiastically to Early Christian and Byzantine art.
- He lived in Berne, where he produced his first characteristic works.
1906 - Married the pianist Lily Stumpf and moved to Munich.
1912 - He visited Paris, where he met Robert Delaunay, whose Orphist paintings stimulated him; saw pictures by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque; and was much impressed by the works of Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, and Henri Matisse.
1914 - He helped to found the Neue Münchner Sezession.
1916-1918 - He served in the German army.
1920 - He had a large retrospective at the Gallery Goltz in Munich and was invited to teach at the Bauhaus in Weimar.
1924 - He made a trip to Sicily.
- He was one of the founders of the Blaue Vier group.
1929 - Klee was given a major retrospective in Berlin.
1931 - He began to teach at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
1933 - The Nazis dismissed him from his post.
1935-1936 - He had large exhibitions in Switzerland.
1940 - Died on the 29th of June.
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