Klee was a Swiss painter born 1879 in Munchenbuchsee,
Switzerland and died 1940 in Muralto-Locarno,
Switzerland. Klee was associated with the Abstract,
Surrealism and Expressionism movements. Famous
paintings and artwork of this artist include
Remembrance of a Garden and Dream City.
Klee grew up in a musical family and was himself
a violinist. After much hesitation he chose
to study art, not music, and he attended the
Munich Academy in 1900. There his teacher was
the popular symbolist and society painter Franz
von Stuck. Klee later toured Italy (1901-02),
responding enthusiastically to Early Christian
and Byzantine art.