Happy Birthday Paul Klee!! The Swiss painter was born in1879, near Berne. His father was a music teacher from Bavaria and his mother was from Switzerland and had lived for a time in France. Klee was raised in a cultured, musical atmosphere and received a classical education. He proved at an early age not only be an artist, but a violinist and poet. He was trained in Munich. After serving time in the German army, Klee went to teach at the Bauhaus with Walter Gropius. He was never connected to any particular style or movement, preferring instead to experiment with many styles and methods. The Twittering Machine is a favorite of mine.