Art: Klee's Ways

Paul Klee (rhymes with fey) was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and he knew it. But the calculated modesty of Klee's art had the world fooled for a long time. Not until his death in 1940 (at 60) did it become apparent that Klee had raised the curtain on a thousand new ways of picturing things. Klee's ways are reassembled in a definitive study of his work by German Critic Will Grohmann (Paul Klee, Harry N. Abrams; $12.50), in U.S. bookstores last week.

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