Paul Klee is a famous Surrealist painter, regarded by the Nazis as a degenerate artist. Born on December 18, 1879, in Munchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland, Klee enters the most prestigious art school in Germany, the Munich Academy, at the age of 21. Shortly thereafter, he moves to Munich and travels throughout Europe studying impressionist artwork and incorporating color into his work far more than in previous years. In 1910 he gets his own private exhibition in Bern, and from this point on he works with such artists as Wassily Kandinsky and August Macke. In 1916 his works become extremely desirable to the public. At this point he returns to Munich and has a huge exhibition, displaying 362 of his works. Klee then is admitted to the Bauhaus to teach art, until he comes down with scleroderma in 1936 and dies in 1940.
Destroyed Place, an oil painting on cardboard, surrounded with silver, by Paul Klee, now resides in Lenbachhaus, a museum in Munich, Germany....