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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The Sunflower  1906-07 - Gustav Klimt -
The Sunflower 1906-07
Farm Garden With Crucifix - Gustav Klimt -
Farm Garden With Crucifix
Portrait Of Johanna Staude (unfinished) - Gustav Klimt -
Portrait Of Johanna Staude (unfinished)
Aktstudie Fur Die Rechte Figur In Der Braut (Nude Study... - Gustav Klimt -
Aktstudie Fur Die Rechte Figur In Der Braut (Nude Study...
Danae - Gustav Klimt -
Gold Cavalier - Gustav Klimt -
Gold Cavalier
Portrait Of Marie Henneberg - Gustav Klimt -
Portrait Of Marie Henneberg
Medicine (composition Study) - Gustav Klimt -
Medicine (composition Study)
Adele Bloch-Bauer Detail 1907 - Gustav Klimt -
Adele Bloch-Bauer Detail 1907
Sketch for the Allegory 'Junius' (detail) - Gustav Klimt -
Sketch for the Allegory 'Junius' (detail)
The Theater in Taomina 1886-88 - Gustav Klimt -
The Theater in Taomina 1886-88
Portrait of Emile Floge - Gustav Klimt -
Portrait of Emile Floge

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