Egon Schiele

Austrian painter (1878-1918)

Egon Schiele (12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) (pronounced [ˈʃiːlə], or SHEE-luh) was a painter from Austria. Some people see his work as expressionist, but also in the art nouveau movement. With Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, he was among the most important artists of Wiener Moderne. The most important collection of Schiele's work is in the Leopold Museum in Vienna.

Egon Schiele
EducationAkademie der Bildenden Künste
Known forPainting
Notable work
Porträt des Albert Paris von Gütersloh, 1918; Self-portrait, 1912

Schiele died of influenza, at only 28 years old of the pandemic known as Spanish flu, which killed between 20 and 100 million people.