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

Love, 1895 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Love 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$57.28
SKU: 10059-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:60 x 44 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Shrub (Stoclet Frieze), c.1905/06 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Shrub (Stoclet Frieze) c.1905/06

Giclée Paper Art Print
$74.00
SKU: 10058-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:194 x 118 cm
MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria

Country House by the Attersee, c.1914 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Country House by the Attersee c.1914

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 10057-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Private Collection

Fable, 1883 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Fable 1883

Giclée Canvas Print
$88.95
SKU: 10056-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:84.5 x 117 cm
Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Field of Flowers (Orchard), c.1905 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Field of Flowers (Orchard) c.1905

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 8490-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:99 x 99 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Fulfilment (Stoclet Frieze), c.1905/06 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Fulfilment (Stoclet Frieze) c.1905/06

Giclée Paper Art Print
$73.31
SKU: 8477-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:193 x 115 cm
MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria

Tree of Life - Centre Portion (Stoclet Frieze), c.1905/06 by Klimt | Paper Art Print
SKU: 8476-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:195 x 102 cm
MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria

Expectation (Stoclet Frieze), c.1905/06 by Klimt | Paper Art Print

Expectation (Stoclet Frieze) c.1905/06

Giclée Paper Art Print
$74.34
SKU: 8475-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:193.5 x 115 cm
MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria

Pear Tree, 1903 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Pear Tree 1903

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 5804-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:101 x 101 cm
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Massachusetts, USA

Lady with a Fan, c.1917/18 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Lady with a Fan c.1917/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 5318-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:100 x 100 cm
Private Collection

Roses Under the Trees, 1905 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Roses Under the Trees 1905

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2676-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Farmhouse with Birch Trees, 1900 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Farmhouse with Birch Trees 1900

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2675-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:80 x 81 cm
Private Collection

Island in the Attersee, c.1901/02 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Island in the Attersee c.1901/02

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2674-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:100.5 x 100.5 cm
Private Collection

After the Rain, 1898 by Klimt | Canvas Print

After the Rain 1898

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2673-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:80 x 40 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Beech Forest I (Buchenwald), c.1905 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Beech Forest I (Buchenwald) c.1905

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2672-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:100 x 100 cm
Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden, Germany

Birch Woods, 1903 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Birch Woods 1903

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2671-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Private Collection

Houses at Unterach on the Attersee, c.1916 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 2670-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Private Collection

Church at Unterach at Attersee, c.1916/17 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 2669-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Private Collection

Poppy Field, 1907 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Poppy Field 1907

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2667-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Farmhouse in Upper Austria, 1911 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Farmhouse in Upper Austria 1911

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2666-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Apple Tree I, 1912 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Apple Tree I 1912

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2665-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:109 x 110 cm
Private Collection

Kammer Castle at Attersee I, 1908 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Kammer Castle at Attersee I 1908

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2663-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

The Park, 1910 by Klimt | Canvas Print

The Park 1910

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2662-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110.4 x 110.4 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Farm Garden with Sunflowers, 1906 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Farm Garden with Sunflowers 1906

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2661-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

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