Best of: Egon Schiele

Best of: Egon Schiele

Esther Selsdon, Jeanette Zwingerberger

The Best of series presents, as the name suggests, highlights from the work of renowned artists accompanied by biographical text

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is one of the great Expressionist painters. He was taught by Gustav Klimt, and at a very early age, like his Viennese Secession predecessors, broke with the traditions of official Austrian art. His numerous self-portraits and nude models remained consistent throughout his career in keeping with his erotic, sensual and tormented visions of art. The paintings and text included in this book display the extraordinary talent of this artist who, sadly, died of Spanish influenza at the age of twenty-eight in Vienna.

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