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Gustav Klimt

 (1862 - 1918)
Gustav Klimt was active/lived in Austria, Germany.  Gustav Klimt is known for abstract portrait, figure, mural painting.

Biography   Gustav Klimt


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Gustav Klimt was born on July 14, 1862, the son of an Austrian jeweler. From the age of fourteen to twenty he studied at the School of Plastic Art in Vienna. From the age of eighteen he, his brother Ernst and Franz Matsch undertook commissions for decorative works.

In 1897 he became the first President of the Vienna Secession. Influenced first by Makart, he turned away from him after a trip to Vienna where he discovered Byzantine mosaics. In 1912, he withdrew from the Secession and became President of the Austrian National Union of Artists. In 1917, he was granted an honorary professorship at the Viennese Academy.

Klimt was a burly, handsome, bearded man often photographed in his studio wearing a caftan. A mix of eroticism a   ...  Displaying 750 of 16809 characters.

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