Portrait of Gustav Klimt

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1862-1918

Austrian Secession Painter

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His work is known for its intricate patterns, sensuality, and symbolism.

Klimt was born on July 14, 1862, in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria. He was the second of seven children in a working-class family. His father, Ernst Klimt, was a gold engraver, and his mother, Anna Klimt, was musically talented. Klimt's artistic talent was evident from an early age, and he received a scholarship to attend the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts (Kunstgewerbeschule) in 1876.

At the school, Klimt studied architectural painting under Ferdinand Laufberger and later under Julius Viktor Berger. In 1883, he formed the "Company of Artists" with his brother Ernst Klimt and their friend Franz Matsch. The group received numerous commissions for murals and other decorative works in public buildings, including the Burgtheater and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

In 1897, Klimt co-founded the Vienna Secession, an art movement that sought to break away from the conservative academic art establishment. As the first president of the Secession, Klimt played a significant role in shaping the group's exhibitions and publications. The movement's motto, "To every age its art, to every art its freedom," reflected its commitment to artistic innovation and freedom of expression.

Klimt's style evolved over time, moving from a more academic approach to a highly decorative and symbolist style. His "golden phase," which began around 1900, is characterized by the extensive use of gold leaf and intricate patterns. Some of his most famous works from this period include "The Kiss" (1907-1908), "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907), and "The Tree of Life" (1909).

Klimt's work often explored themes of love, desire, and the human experience. His paintings were sometimes controversial due to their eroticism, and he faced criticism from conservative critics. Despite this, Klimt remained a highly influential figure in the art world, and his work continues to be celebrated today.

In his later years, Klimt focused more on landscapes and portraits, often using a more subdued color palette. He continued to work until his death on February 6, 1918, due to complications from a stroke and pneumonia. Klimt's influence can be seen in the work of many artists who followed, including his protégé Egon Schiele and the Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka.

153 Klimt Artworks

Standing Nude Girl Looking Up, n.d. by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Standing Nude Girl Looking Up n.d.

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.99
SKU: 10137-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:44.5 x 31.8 cm
Private Collection

Reclining Female Nude, c.1914 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Reclining Female Nude c.1914

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.99
SKU: 10136-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:37 x 57 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of a Young Woman, n.d. by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Portrait of a Young Woman n.d.

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.99
SKU: 10135-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:unknown
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Hope, c.1903/04 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Hope c.1903/04

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.99
SKU: 10134-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:44.5 x 30.5 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Gertrud Loew, 1902 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Gertrud Loew 1902

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10132-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:149.5 x 45 cm
Private Collection

Allegory of Sculpture, 1896 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Allegory of Sculpture 1896

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.99
SKU: 10131-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:42 x 31 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Pale Face, 1903 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Pale Face 1903

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10130-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:80 x 40 cm
Neue Galerie, New York, USA

Portrait of Helene Klimt, 1898 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Helene Klimt 1898

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10129-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:60 x 40 cm
Private Collection

Ria Munk on Her Deathbed, 1912 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Ria Munk on Her Deathbed 1912

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.75
SKU: 10128-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:50 x 50.5 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Marie Breunig, c.1893/94 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Marie Breunig c.1893/94

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10127-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:168 x 84 cm
Private Collection

Two Girls With An Oleander, 1892 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Two Girls With An Oleander 1892

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10126-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:55 x 128 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann, c.1900/01 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10125-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:140 x 80 cm
Private Collection

Cows in Stable, 1900 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Cows in Stable 1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$65.67
SKU: 10124-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Hofburg actor Josef Lewinsky as Carlos, 1895 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10123-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:64 x 44 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Portrait of the Pianist and Piano Teacher Joseph Pembauer, 1890 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10122-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:69 x 55 cm
Tyrolean State Museum, Innsbruck, Austria

Lady at the Fireplace, c.1897/98 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Lady at the Fireplace c.1897/98

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10121-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:41 x 66 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Flowing Water, 1889 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Flowing Water 1889

Giclée Canvas Print
$85.34
SKU: 10120-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:52 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Medicine, c.1897/98 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Medicine c.1897/98

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10119-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:72 x 55 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Friederike Maria Beer-Monti, 1916 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10118-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:168 x 130 cm
Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Portrait of Amalie Zuckerkandl, c.1917/18 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10117-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:128 x 128 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Baby (Cradle), c.1917/18 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Baby (Cradle) c.1917/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10116-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110.9 x 110.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Portrait of a Lady in White, c.1917/18 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of a Lady in White c.1917/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.38
SKU: 10115-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:70 x 70 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Lady's Face with Crimp Dress, c.1898 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Lady's Face with Crimp Dress c.1898

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.40
SKU: 10113-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:43.4 x 33.9 cm
Private Collection

Waldinneres (In the Middle of the Forest), c.1881/87 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10112-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:11.7 x 15.9 cm
Private Collection

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