Self portrait -Gustav Klimt

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

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