Gustav Klimt

Austrian symbolist painter (1862–1918) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Gustav Klimt (14 July 1862 – 6 February 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body,[1] and his works are marked by a frank eroticism.[2] Amongst his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.[3]

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Gustav Klimt
Photographic portrait from 1914
Born(1862-07-14)14 July 1862
Died6 February 1918(1918-02-06) (aged 55)
Known forPainter
Notable workJudith and the Head of Holofernes, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, The Kiss, Danaë
MovementSymbolism, Art Nouveau, Vienna Secession
PartnerEmilie Louise Flöge

Early in his career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner. As he began to develop a more personal style, his work was the subject of controversy that culminated when the paintings he completed around 1900 for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna were criticized as pornographic. He subsequently accepted no more public commissions, but achieved a new success with the paintings of his "golden phase", many of which include gold leaf. Klimt's work was an important influence on his younger peer Egon Schiele.

Since the 1990s, he has been one of the artists whose paintings fetch top prices at auctions.[4]