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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Adam and Eve  (unfinished) 1917-18 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Adam and Eve (unfinished) 1917-18
Girl with Long Hair, with a sketch for 'Nude Veritas
Girl with Long Hair, with a sketch for 'Nude Veritas"
Portrait of Eugenia (Mada) Primavesi - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Portrait of Eugenia (Mada) Primavesi
Kneeling Male Nude With Sprawled Out Arms, Male Torso - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Kneeling Male Nude With Sprawled Out Arms, Male Torso
Tragedy - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Tragedy
Bride The (unfinished) - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Bride The (unfinished)
The Tall Poplar Trees II - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Tall Poplar Trees II
The Hostile Powers - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Hostile Powers
Yearning for Happiness Detail from Bethoven Frieze... - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Yearning for Happiness Detail from Bethoven Frieze...
Emilie Floge Detail 1902 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Emilie Floge Detail 1902
Church In Cassone - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Church In Cassone
Stocletfrieze - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Stocletfrieze

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