Paul Klee. Seemingly modest / Scheinbar bescheiden, (1937).
Tremaine Collection / Miller Co. art & design
15 March 2019
Seemingly modest, (c. 1937-38)
Gouache on canvas
19 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (50.2 x 34 cm)
Acquired 1953 from Berggruen Gallery, Paris
The following is an excerpt from: Wadsworth Atheneum. (1984). The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century masters; The spirit of Modernism exhibition catalogue, p. 155 with photo of artwork. (Exhibition dates: 26 February - 29 April 1984).
"In the last years of his life, Klee turned to increasingly simple and reductive pictorial means. Starting in 1937, he began his cipher-like compositions, a series to which both these works belong. Seemingly modest is probably a self-portrait and Lurking cat belongs to a group of gravely humorous images that were created shortly before his death."
The current location of Paul Klee’s Seemingly modest is unknown.
To learn more about the exhibitions featuring Paul Klee’s Seemingly modest since 1953, click the link(s) to article and exhibition compilations with documentation below.
The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of photos of artworks and designs) (1984)
ADC staff - 26 Aug 19
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ADC staff - 31 Mar 19
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ADC staff - 16 Jun 16
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