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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

Avenue in Schloss Kammer Park, 1912 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Avenue in Schloss Kammer Park 1912

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2660-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Attersee, 1915 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Attersee 1915

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2659-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:111 x 111 cm
Rupertinum Museum, Salzburg, Austria

Farm Garden with Crucifix, c.1911/12 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Farm Garden with Crucifix c.1911/12

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2658-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Destroyed by Fire at Immendorf Palace in 1945

Garden Path with Chickens, 1916 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Garden Path with Chickens 1916

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2657-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:110 x 110 cm
Destroyed by Fire at Immendorf Palace in 1945

Nude Veritas, 1899 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Nude Veritas 1899

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2656-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:252 x 56 cm
Theatre Collection of the National Librady, Vienna, Austria

Mermaids (Whitefish), c.1899 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Mermaids (Whitefish) c.1899

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.41
SKU: 2655-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:60 x 44 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Marie Henneberg, c.1901/02 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Marie Henneberg c.1901/02

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2654-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:140 x 140 cm
Moritzburg State Gallery, Halle, Germany

Portrait of Sonja Knips, c.1897/98 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Sonja Knips c.1897/98

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2653-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:145 x 146 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Portrait of a Lady (Frau Haymann), c.1894 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 2652-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:39 x 23 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Schubert at the Piano, 1899 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Schubert at the Piano 1899

Giclée Canvas Print
$63.53
SKU: 2651-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:150 x 200 cm
Destroyed by Fire at Immendorf Palace in 1945

Music I, 1895 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Music I 1895

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2650-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:27.5 x 35.5 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Water Serpents II, c.1904/07 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Water Serpents II c.1904/07

Giclée Canvas Print
$70.01
SKU: 2649-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:80 x 145 cm
Private Collection

Girl Friends, c.1916/17 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Girl Friends c.1916/17

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2648-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:99 x 99 cm
Destroyed by Fire at Immendorf Palace in 1945

Portrait of Hermine Gallia, 1904 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Hermine Gallia 1904

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2647-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:170.5 x 96.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Eugenia Primavesi, c.1913/14 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Eugenia Primavesi c.1913/14

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2646-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:140 x 84 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of Mada Primavesi, 1912 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Mada Primavesi 1912

Giclée Canvas Print
$92.88
SKU: 2645-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:149.9 x 110.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Portrait of Fritza Riedler, 1906 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Fritza Riedler 1906

Giclée Canvas Print
$66.83
SKU: 2644-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:152 x 134 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I 1907

Giclée Canvas Print
$76.10
SKU: 2643-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:138 x 138 cm
Neue Galerie, New York, USA

Portait of Margaret Stonborough-Whittgenstein, 1905 by Klimt | Canvas Print
SKU: 2642-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:179.8 x 90.5 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Portrait of Emilie Floge, 1902 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Emilie Floge 1902

Giclée Canvas Print
$53.22
SKU: 2641-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:181 x 84 cm
Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, 1912 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II 1912

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2640-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:190 x 120 cm
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

The Dancer, c.1916/18 by Klimt | Canvas Print

The Dancer c.1916/18

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: 2639-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:180 x 90 cm
Private Collection

The Virgin (The Maiden), 1913 by Klimt | Canvas Print

The Virgin (The Maiden) 1913

Giclée Canvas Print
$72.64
SKU: 2638-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:190 x 200 cm
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Danae, c.1907/08 by Klimt | Canvas Print

Danae c.1907/08

Giclée Canvas Print
$70.43
SKU: 2637-KLG
Gustav Klimt
Original Size:77 x 83 cm
Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

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