Self portrait -Gustav Klimt
Portrait

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, 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).

Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, the second of seven children, three boys and four girls. All three sons displayed artistic talent early on. His father, Ernst Klimt, formerly from Bohemia, was a gold engraver. Ernst married Anna Klimt (nee Finster), whose unrealized ambition was to be a musical performer. Klimt lived in poverty for most of his childhood, as work was scarce and the economy difficult for immigrants.


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Water Serpents I - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Water Serpents I
Two Girls with Oleander - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Two Girls with Oleander
Expectation  1905-09 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Expectation 1905-09
The Woman Friends - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Woman Friends
The Pear Tree - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Pear Tree
Still Pond - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Still Pond
Judith I  1901 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Judith I 1901
Death and Life 1911 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Death and Life 1911
Acqua Mossa - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Acqua Mossa
The Virgin - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Virgin
Portrait Of Friederike Maria Beer - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Portrait Of Friederike Maria Beer
A Field of Poppies - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
A Field of Poppies

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