Paul Klee Paul Klee was born in Switzerland, on December 18, 1979. He is considered both a German and a Swiss artist.
His father was a musician and his mother a singer, so it came as no surprise that he was an excellent violin player by the age 11. Klee started studying to be a musician but changed his mind in his teens to visual arts.
Paul Klee's art work is not easy to classify, he was influenced by expressionism, cubism, surrealism and abstraction. He was an inventive artist, always experimenting with styles and materials ignoring rules and popular fashion.