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Egon Schiele

 (1890 - 1918)
Egon Schiele was active/lived in Austria.  Egon Schiele is known for landscapes, portraits, nudes, interiors and city scene painting.

Egon Schiele

    SHEE-luh  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

"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 away in 1901, first to Krems, then to Klosterneuberg on the northern outskirts of Vienna. In 1904 the whole family followed him there because of his father's deteriorating health. Adolf Schiele's condition soon degenerated into madness, and in the f  ...  Displaying 750 of 14202 characters.

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Biography photo for Egon Schiele
Self-portrait, c. 1917

About  Egon Schiele

Born:  1890 - Tulln, Austria
Died:   1918 - Vienna, Austria
Known for:  landscapes, portraits, nudes, interiors and city scene painting