About This Artwork

Paul Klee
German, born Switzerland, 1879-1940

Woman in Evolution, c. 1935

Watercolor and dilute oil paint on cream wove paper
321 x 488 mm
Signed upper left: "Klee"

Bequest of Elizabeth H. Paepcke, 1994.766

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Buchholz Gallery, "Paul Klee," March 23-April 23, 1938, cat. 62.

Chicago, The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, "Paul Klee," June 5-24, 1946, cat. 15.

Publication History

E. Tériade, "La peinture surréaliste," Minotaure 2 (1936), (ill.).

Dorette Berthoud, La peinture française d’aujourd’hui (Paris, 1937), p. 62.

Marcel Baumgartner, "...das Richtige als dazwischenliegend zu treffen," Paul Klee: Spätwerke 1937-1940 (Chur, 1986), p. 25.

Christian Rümelin, "Klee Umgang mit seinem eigenen Oeuvre," in "Paul Klee: Jahre der Meisterschaft" (Balingen, 2001), p. 218.

The Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 7 (Bern, 2003), p. 171, no. 6822 (ill.).

Ownership History

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884-1979), Paris, to 1938 [Paul Klee Foundation]. Buchholz Gallery, New York, by 1938 [New York 1938]. Karl Nierendorf (1889-1947), New York, about 1938 [Paul Klee Foundation]. Elizabeth Paepcke, Chicago, by June 1946 [Chicago 1946]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1994.




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