Gustav Klimt

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Gustav Klimt
Birth name Gustav Klimt
Born 14 July 1862
Baumgarten (near Vienna), Austrian Empire
Died February 6, 1918(1918-02-06) (aged 55)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Nationality Imperial Austrian
Field Painter
Movement Symbolism, Art Nouveau
Works Judith and the Head of Holofernes, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, The Kiss, Danaë
Influenced Egon Schiele

Gustav Klimt (14 July 1862 – 6 February 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter. He was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Many of them are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt's primary subject was the female body,[1] 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).[2]

Klimt died of influenza.

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  1. " The most important element of his fame is his reputation as a master of eroticism". Fleidel, Gottfried: "Gustav Klimt 1862-1918 The World in Female Form.", p. 14. Benedikt Taschen, 1994.
  2. Sabarsky, Serge, et al., Gustav Klimt: Drawings, p. 18. Moyer Bell Limited, 1983. ISBN 0-918825-19-9