Gustav Klimt

Austrian painter (1862–1918)

Gustav Klimt (14 July 1862 – 6 February 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter. He was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Many of them are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt's primary subject was the female body,[1] and his works are marked by a frank eroticism — nowhere is this more apparent than in his numerous drawings in pencil (see Mulher sentada, below).[2]

Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt

(1862-07-14)14 July 1862
Died6 February 1918(1918-02-06) (aged 55)
NationalityImperial Austrian
Known forPainter
Notable workJudith and the Head of Holofernes
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
The Kiss
MovementSymbolism, Art Nouveau

Klimt died of influenza in Vienna in 1918. [3]

The painting Portrait of Fraulein Lieser, "was last seen in public in 1925",[4] until it was (sold or) auctioned in 2024.

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  1. " The most important element of his fame is his reputation as a master of eroticism". Fleidel, Gottfried: "Gustav Klimt 1862-1918 The World in Female Form.", p. 14. Benedikt Taschen, 1994.
  2. Sabarsky, Serge, et al., Gustav Klimt: Drawings, p. 18. Moyer Bell Limited, 1983. ISBN 0-918825-19-9
  3. "How Art Movements Tried to Make Sense of the World in the Wake of the 1918 Flu Pandemic". Time. Retrieved 2020-08-25.