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Paul Klee
(1879 - 1940)

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1879 Born 18 December in Münchenbuchsee, near Bern, Switzerland
1898 Graduates from Literarschule of Bern Gymnasium
1898 Moves to Munich
1900 Attends the Munich Academy, studies under Franz von Stuck
1901 Tours Italy
1902 Settles in Berlin
1906 Marries pianist Lili Stumpf, settles in Munich
1910 Joins Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), an expressionist group
1914 Helps found the Neue Münchner Secession
1914 Travels to Tunisia
1916 Drafted into German infantry reserves
1918 Discharged from military duty
1920 Exhibition at Gallerie Neue Kunst in Munich
1920 Teacher at Bauhaus, Germany's most advanced art school, until 1931
1931 Begins teaching at Dusseldorf Academy
1933 Expelled from Germany by the Nazis
1934 First signs of the disease scleroderma, which will eventually kill him
1937 Seventeen of his works are included in the Nazi exhibition "Entartete Kunst" (degenerate art)
1940 Dies 29 June in Muralto, Switzerland
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