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.


 First Prev   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   Next Last 
Page 9 of 26   Paintings: 309
Paar - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Paar
Love - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Love
Garden On The Hill - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Garden On The Hill
The Fable - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Fable
The Beaches (destroyed) - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
The Beaches (destroyed)
Hostile Forces Detail from the Bethoven Frieze 1902 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Hostile Forces Detail from the Bethoven Frieze 1902
Nuda Veritas - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Nuda Veritas
Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein  1905 - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein 1905
Actor Josef Lewinsky As Carlos - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Actor Josef Lewinsky As Carlos
Judith I - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Judith I
Polecat Fur The (unfinished) - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Polecat Fur The (unfinished)
Moving Water - Gustav Klimt - www.klimtgallery.org
Moving Water

 First Prev   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   Next Last 
Page 9 of 26   Paintings: 309