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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Medicine (Hygieia) - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Medicine (Hygieia)
Lady With Fan - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Lady With Fan
Fulfillment  1905-09 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Fulfillment 1905-09
Portrait of a Lady  (unfinished) 1917-18 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Portrait of a Lady (unfinished) 1917-18
Portrait Of Adele Bloch Bauer II - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Portrait Of Adele Bloch Bauer II
Hope I  1903 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Hope I 1903
Malcesine on Lake Garda  1913 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Malcesine on Lake Garda 1913
The Park - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Park
Woman In Richly Patterned Dress, Right Hand Resting... - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Woman In Richly Patterned Dress, Right Hand Resting...
Drawing for Two Emblems for Ver Sacrum (Nuda Veritas)... - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Drawing for Two Emblems for Ver Sacrum (Nuda Veritas)...
Portrait of Eugenia (Mada) Primavesi - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Portrait of Eugenia (Mada) Primavesi
Adam and Eve  (unfinished) 1917-18 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Adam and Eve (unfinished) 1917-18

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