Plant Seeds
1927
Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940)
Not on View

Details

  • Artist Name: Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940)
  • Title: Plant Seeds
  • Date: 1927
  • Medium: Watercolor and India ink on laid paper mounted on cardboard
  • Dimensions: sheet: 12 x 18 3/8 in. (30.5 x 46.7 cm); mount: 18-7/8 x 24-5/8 in. (47.9 x 62.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
  • Accession Number: P.1953.020
  • Copyright: © Norton Simon Museum

Object Information

The artist, consigned in 1928 and later sold (by Lily Klee) in 1931 to;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee

  • Braxton Gallery, 1930-05-01 to 1930-05-15

The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee

  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1931-04-23 to 1931-05-08

The Nineteenth International Exhibition of Watercolors

  • Art Institute of Chicago, 1940-04-25 to 1940-05-26

Paul Klee 1879-1940: A Restrospective Exhibition [organized by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Pasadena Art Museum]

  • Pasadena, Pasadena Art Museum, 1967-02-21 to 1967-02-04
  • San Francisco Museum of Art, 1967-04-13 to 1967-05-14
  • Columbus Museum of Art, 1967-05-25 to 1967-06-25
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967-07-05 to 1967-08-13
  • Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 1967-09-01 to 1967-09-30
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, 1967-10-24 to 1967-11-19
  • St. Louis, Washington University, Gallery of Art, 1967-12-03 to 1968-01-05
  • Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1968-01-15 to 1968-02-15

Klee and America

  • The Phillips Collection, 2006-06-16 to 2006-09-10
  • The Menil Collection, 2006-10-06 to 2007-01-28

The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee

  • New York, Buchholz Gallery, 1944-10-31 to 1944-11-25

Paul Klee Memorial Exhibition [organized by MOMA]

  • San Francisco Museum of Art, 1941-04-14 to 1941-05-05

The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee

  • Arts Club of Chicago, 1932-04-01 to 1932-04-15
  • University of Chicago. Renaissance Society, 1932-04-16 to 1932-04-19

Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee. The Blue Four Galka E. Scheyer Collection

  • Pasadena, Pasadena Art Museum, 1955-05-27 to 1955-08-30

The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee

  • Santa Barbara, Faulkner Memorial Art Gallery, 1932-03-03 to 1932-03-13

Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2017-04-07 to 2017-09-25

Selections from Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee. The Blue Four Galka E. Scheyer Collection

  • Seattle Art Museum, 1956-10-10 to 1956-11-04
  • Portland, Portland Art Museum, 1956-11-08 to 1956-11-30
  • , 1957-01-01 to 1957-01-31
  • Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, 1957-03-02 to 1957-04-01
  • Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, 1957-11-15 to 1957-12-15
  • San Francisco Museum of Art, 1958-01-14 to 1958-02-23
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, 1956-07 to 1956-08-31

50 years bauhaus

  • Stuttgart, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, 1968-05-05 to 1968-07-28
  • Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain), 1968-09-19 to 1968-10-27
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1968-11-30 to 1969-01-01
  • Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, 1969-04-01 to 1969-06-22
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969-08-25 to 1969-09-26
  • Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1969-12-05 to 1970-02-01
  • Pasadena Art Museum, 1970-03-16 to 1970-04-26
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1970 to 1971
  • Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, 1971 to 1971

Paul Klee: An Exhibition from the Galka E. Scheyer Collection of the Pasadena Art Museum

  • University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, 1962-05-03 to 1962-05-27

Paul Klee

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1987-07-23 to 1988-05-15

The Art of Paul Klee

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1960-04-12 to 1960-05-08

Klee, Kandinsky, Jawlensky: Works from the Bauhaus Period

  • School of Art Gallery, The Ohio State University, 1966-11-11 to 1966-11-30

Paul Klee: Fifty Paintings, Drawings and Prints from the Galka E. Scheyer Collection

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1959-10-24 to 1959-12-06
  • Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, University Gallery, 1960-01-04 to 1960-02-08
  • Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 1960-03 to 1960-04

The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee

  • Oakland Art Gallery, 1931-08 to 1931-09-14

Paul Klee

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1986-06-05 to 1987-06-28

Permanent and Loan Collection, 1973

  • Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, 1973-01-30 to 1973-12-31

Bauhaus Painters; Spirit of Modernism: Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky, Oskar Schlemmer, Alexander Archipenko, Alexei Jawlensky and Others

  • Seoul, Ho-Am Art Museum, 1996-02-08 to 1996-04-28

My Four Kings: Galka Scheyer and the Blue Four

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2002-12-13 to 2003-04-14

The Spirit of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in the New World

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1994-11-17 to 1996-01-14
  • Paul Klee, p. 43
  • The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection, Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, 1976, no. 277 p. 118
  • Verdi, Richard, Klee and Nature, 1984, pp. 110-111
  • Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 5, 1927-1930, 2001, color fig. 4502 p. 69
  • Barnett, Vivian Endicott, The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum, 2002, no. 334 pp. 318-319
  • Wünsche, Isabel, Galka E. Scheyer and the Blue Four: Correspondence 1924 - 1945, 2005, fig. 44 p. 182
  • Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Elsa Smithgall, Katy Siegel, et al., Ten Americans: After Paul Klee, 2017, Fig. 106 p. 144 ; p. 145 (ill.)
  • Gilbert Holzgang, Galka Scheyer. Ein Leben fuer Kunst und Kreativität, 2023, p. 195 (ill.)

Additional Artwork by Artist

Absorption Paul Klee 1919
Arabian Bride Paul Klee 1924
First Drawing for "Specter of a Genius" Paul Klee 1922

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