|Birth name||Gustav Klimt|
|Born||July 14, 1862
Baumgarten (near Vienna), Austrian Empire
|Died||February 6, 1918 (aged 55)
|Movement||Symbolism, Art Nouveau|
|Works||Judith and the Head of Holofernes, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, The Kiss, Danaë|
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 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, 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).
- " 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.
- Sabarsky, Serge, et al., Gustav Klimt: Drawings, p. 18. Moyer Bell Limited, 1983. ISBN 0-918825-19-9