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 Egon Schiele  (1890 - 1918)

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Lived/Active: Austria      Known for: landscapes, portraits, nudes, interiors and city scene painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Egon Schiele
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Birth
1890 (Tulln, Austria)
 
Death
1918 (Vienna, Austria)

Lived/Active
Austria


Self portrait - Self-portrait, c. 1917


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landscapes, portraits, nudes, interiors and city scene painting

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"Egon Schiele was regarded by many of his contemporaries as the predestined successor to Gustav Klimt, but died before he could fulfil his promise. His fascinating but not wholly admirable character is accounted for, at least in part, by his family background and upbringing.

His father Adolf worked for the Austrian State Railways, and was in charge of the important station at Tully where his son was born in June 1890. Since there was no suitable school at Tully, Schiele was sent (showing 500 of 12929 characters).



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