About This Artwork

Paul Klee
German, born Switzerland, 1879-1940

Men Will Come, 1938

Brush and black wash, on off-white watercolor paper, tipped on ivory wove paper
255 x 424 mm
Signed lower left: "Klee"; inscribed: "G. 15"

Bequest of Maxine Kunstadter, 1978.605

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Düsseldorf, Hetjens-Museum, "Späte Werke von Paul Klee: Leihgaben der Paul-Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern," November-December 1948, cat. 12; also traveled to the Kunsthalle Mannheim, April 2-May 1, 1949, and the Kunstverein, Freiburg, May 9-June 8, 1949.

The Art Institute of Chicago, February 7-April 25, 1994.

Publication History

The Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 7 (Bern, 2003), p. 360, no. 7296 (ill.).

Ownership History

By descent to the artist's wife, Lily Klee (1876-1946), Bern [Angela Rosengart of Galerie Rosengart]; Klee-Gesellschaft; Rolf Bürgi, Bern, to 1953 [Angela Rosengart; Paul Klee Foundation 2003]. Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, 1953-1962 [Paul Klee Foundation 2003]. Sigmund W. and Maxine Kunstadter, Chicago, from 1962 [Paul Klee Foundation 2003]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1978.

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