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Gustav Klimt


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Name
Gustav Klimt
Birth Year
1862
Death Year
1918
Country
Austria
Movement
Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt Biography

Gustav Klimt was an influential Austrian painter of the late 19th Century, one of the founders and leaders of the Vienna Secession art movement, although he would later move beyond it. Klimt was born in Vienna, in 1862, into a lower middle-class family of Moravian origin. His father, Ernst Klimt, worked as an engraver and goldsmith, earning very little, and the artist's childhood was spent in relative poverty. The painter would have to support his family financially throughout his life.


Gustav Klimt 95 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

  • Gustav Klimt. Fable.
    Fable.

    1883. Oil on canvas. 84.5 x 117 cm. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Theater in Taormina.
    Theater In Taormina.

    1886-88. 750 x 400 cm. Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Idylle (Idylls).
    Idylle (Idylls).

    1884. 49.5 x 73.5 cm. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. The Old Burgtheater.
    The Old Burgtheater.

    1888-89. Gouache on paper. 82 x 92 cm. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Sappho.
    Sappho.

    1888-90. 39 x 31.6 cm. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Read Note.

  • Gustav Klimt. Allegory of Sculpture.
    Allegory Of Sculpture.

    1889. Pencil and watercolor heightened with gold on cardboard. 43.5 x 30 cm. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Emilie Flöge, Aged 17.
    Emilie Flöge, Aged 17.

    1891. Private collection. Read Note.

  • Gustav Klimt. Portrait of Emilie Flöge.
    Portrait Of Emilie Flöge.

    c. 1893. Oil on cardboard. 41 x 24 cm. Galerie bei der Albertina, Vienna, Austria. Read Note.

  • Gustav Klimt. Portrait of a Lady.
    Portrait Of A Lady.

    1894. 30 x 23 cm. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Portrait of Josef Lewinsky.
    Portrait Of Josef Lewinsky.

    1895. 64 x 44 cm. The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Love.
    Love.

    1895. Oil on canvas. 60 x 44 cm. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Music.
    Music.

    1895. Oil on canvas. 37 x 44.5 cm. Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany.

  • Gustav Klimt. Sculpture.
    Sculpture.

    1896. 41.8 x 31.3 cm Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Junius.
    Junius.

    1896. Black chalk, pencil and gold. 41.5 x 31 cm. From "Allegorien" Neue Folge, Nr.63, 1895-1901, Published by Gerlach & Schenk. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Tragödie (Tragedy).
    Tragödie (Tragedy).

    1897. Black chalk, pencil and gold. 41.9 x 30.8 cm. 41.9 x 30.8 cm. From "Allegorien" Neue Folge, Nr.66, 1897 published by the Vienna Publishing Company Gerlach & Schenk. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Lady by the Fireplace.
    Lady By The Fireplace.

    1897-98. 41 x 66 cm. The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Fishblood.
    Fishblood.

    1898. Original destroyed. Pen and ink. From "Ver Sacrum" Nr 3.

  • Gustav Klimt. Sonja Knips.
    Sonja Knips.

    1898. Oil on canvas. 145 x 145 cm. The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gustav Klimt. Pallas Athena.
    Pallas Athena.

    1898. Oil on canvas. 75 x 75 cm. Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Read Note.

  • Gustav Klimt. Portrait of Helene Klimt.
    Portrait Of Helene Klimt.

    1898. Oil on cardboard. 60 x 40 cm. Private collection.

Gustav Klimt Bibliography

Gustav Klimt: Life and Work by Susanna Partsch. New Line Books, 2006.

Gustav Klimt: Modernism in the Making by Colin B. Bailey. Harry N Abrams, 2001.

Gustav Klimt: From Drawing to Painting by Christian M. Nebehay. Harry N Abrams, 1994.

Gustav Klimt: Painter of Women by Susanna Partsch. Prestel Publishing, 2006.

Gustav Klimt: Drawings & Watercolors by Rainer Metzger. Thames & Hudson, 2006.

Gustav Klimt: Erotic Sketches by Gustav Klimt. Prestel Publishing, 2005.

Gustav Klimt: Landscapes by Stephan Koja. Prestel Publishing, 2006.