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

Pine Forest I, 1902 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Pine Forest I 1902

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10111-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:90 x 89 cm
Private Collection

Farmhouse in Kammer am Attersee, 1901 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Farmhouse in Kammer am Attersee 1901

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10109-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:88 x 88 cm
Private Collection

The Tall Poplar I, 1900 by Klimt | Canvas Print

The Tall Poplar I 1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10108-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:80 x 80 cm
Neue Galerie, New York, USA

A Morning by the Pond, 1899 by Klimt | Canvas Print

A Morning by the Pond 1899

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10107-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:75 x 75 cm
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

Orchard, 1898 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Orchard 1898

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: 10106-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:39 x 28 cm
Private Collection

Fruit Trees, 1901 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Fruit Trees 1901

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10105-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:90 x 90 cm
Private Collection

The Apple Tree II, 1916 by Klimt | Canvas Print

The Apple Tree II 1916

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10104-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:80 x 80 cm
Private Collection

The Park of Schloss Kammer, c.1910 by Klimt | Canvas Print

The Park of Schloss Kammer c.1910

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10101-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Private Collection

Forester's House in Weissenbach on the Attersee, 1914 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10100-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Neue Galerie, New York, USA

Frederick I von Zollern, 1885 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Frederick I von Zollern 1885

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: 10098-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:unknown
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Schonbrunn Park, 1916 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Schonbrunn Park 1916

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10097-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:unknown
Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

Italian Garden Landscape, 1913 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Italian Garden Landscape 1913

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10096-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Garden Landscape with Hilltop, 1916 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Garden Landscape with Hilltop 1916

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10095-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Portrait of a Lady, c.1897 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Portrait of a Lady c.1897

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: 10094-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:51.1 x 27.7 cm
Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA

Kammer Castle at Attersee III, 1910 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Kammer Castle at Attersee III 1910

Giclée Canvas Print
$75.89
SKU: 10093-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Portrait of a Woman (Ria Munk), c.1917/18 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10092-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:180 x 90 cm
Private Collection

Head of a Woman, 1917 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Head of a Woman 1917

Giclée Canvas Print
$94.12
SKU: 10091-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:67 x 56 cm
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria

Choir of Angels (The Beethoven Frieze), 1902 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10090-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:unknown
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Desire of Happiness (The Beethoven Frieze), 1902 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10089-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:unknown
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Lady with Hat and Feather Boa, 1909 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Lady with Hat and Feather Boa 1909

Giclée Canvas Print
$95.20
SKU: 10088-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:69 x 55 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Junius, 1896 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Junius 1896

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: 10087-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:42 x 31 cm
Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Tragedy, 1897 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Tragedy 1897

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: 10086-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:42 x 31 cm
Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Idylle, 1884 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Idylle 1884

Giclée Canvas Print
$77.55
SKU: 10085-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:45 x 68.7 cm
Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

The Auditorium of the Old Castle Theatre, 1888 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 10084-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:82 x 92 cm
Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

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