The Creative Abundance of Paul Klee’s Most Challenging Years

Turning adversity into power

Christopher P Jones
6 min readMar 22, 2024


Insula dulcamara (1938) by Paul Klee. Oil and paste paint on newspaper on jute. 88 × 176 cm. Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland. Image source Wikimedia Commons

Is there a secret to staying creative throughout your life?

Is there an approach that might foster greater productivity as the years tick upwards?

By the time he died in 1940, Paul Klee had become one of the most famous and radical artists of his generation. He…