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 Theater in Taomina 1886-88 - Gustav Klimt -
The Theater in Taomina 1886-88
Adele Bloch-Bauer Detail 1907 - Gustav Klimt -
Adele Bloch-Bauer Detail 1907
Portrait of Emile Floge - Gustav Klimt -
Portrait of Emile Floge
The sirens - Gustav Klimt -
The sirens
The Black Feather Hat  1910 - Gustav Klimt -
The Black Feather Hat 1910
Garden On The Hill - Gustav Klimt -
Garden On The Hill
Apple Tree II 1916 - Gustav Klimt -
Apple Tree II 1916
Portrait Of Serena Lederer - Gustav Klimt -
Portrait Of Serena Lederer
Die Tanzerin (The Dancer) 1916-18 - Gustav Klimt -
Die Tanzerin (The Dancer) 1916-18
Cottage Garden with Sunflowers - Gustav Klimt -
Cottage Garden with Sunflowers
Avenue In Schlob Kammer Park - Gustav Klimt -
Avenue In Schlob Kammer Park
Fruit Garden With Roses - Gustav Klimt -
Fruit Garden With Roses

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