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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The Sunflower  1906-07 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Sunflower 1906-07
Portrait Of Johanna Staude (unfinished) - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Portrait Of Johanna Staude (unfinished)
Farm Garden With Crucifix - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Farm Garden With Crucifix
Danae - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Danae
Gold Cavalier - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Gold Cavalier
Aktstudie Fur Die Rechte Figur In Der Braut (Nude Study... - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Aktstudie Fur Die Rechte Figur In Der Braut (Nude Study...
Medicine (composition Study) - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Medicine (composition Study)
Portrait Of Marie Henneberg - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Portrait Of Marie Henneberg
Sketch for the Allegory 'Junius' (detail) - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Sketch for the Allegory 'Junius' (detail)
Moving Water I - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Moving Water I
Farm Garden - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Farm Garden
Female Nude Study - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Female Nude Study

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