|Publisher:||The Museum of Modern Art|
|Product dimensions:||9.34(w) x 12.88(h) x 2.62(d)|
About the Author
Paul Klee was born in Munchenbuchsee near Bern in 1879. In the early 1910s, he met Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc in Munich, and together they founded the Blaue Reiter movement. Through his involvement with Cubism, Klee then began to move towards abstract representation and to add greater depth of differentiation to his palette by using watercolor painting. He taught at the Bauhaus under Walter Gropius and later at the Dusseldorf Academy of Fine Arts, leaving his post to escape the Nazis for Bern, where he died in 1940.
EugEne Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris in 1848. He lived in Peru as a young child, and then in OrlEans. After a few years as a sailor, during which he traveled around the world, he started to work as a brokeris agent in Paris. His first known drawings are dated soon thereafter. In 1873, Gauguin married a Dane, Mette Sophie Gad, who gave birth to his five children. In 1874, Gauguin met Pissaro and other Impressionists, and over the next few years, debuted at the Salon and participated in Impressionist exhibitions. In 1883, Gauguin quit the stock exchange, and later left his family to live in Brittany, where he executed some of his most expressive works. His first trip to Tahitiwas in 1891, and he returned a few years later, in search of the primitive and the savage, not to mention the colorful, staying almost up until the time of his death in 1903.
Kirk Varnedoe, formerly chief curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is professor of historical studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University.
William Rubin was appointed Director Emeritus of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1988 in recognition of his service as Director of the Department since 1973. Rubin also serves as Adjunct Professor of Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Born in New York City in 1927, Rubin holds a B.A. from Columbia College, and an MA and Ph.D from Columbia Uniersity. Rubin has written or edited many Museum of Modern Art exhibiton publications, as well as other books and journals, among them Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1994) and Dada and Surrealist Art (1969).