Monday, October 24, 2011

Egon Schiele : (June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918)

Egon Schiele : June 12, 1890 – October 31, 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protege of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.

His work is noted for its intensity, and the many self-portraits the artist produced. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism.

World War I now began to shape Schiele's life and work. Three days after his wedding, Schiele was ordered to report for active service in the army where he was initially stationed in Prague.

In the army, Schiele was treated well by officers who respected his artistic talent. He never saw any fighting at the front, and was able to continue painting and sketching while guarding Russian prisoners of war, and doing light guard duties


Schiele participated in numerous group exhibitions, including those of the Neukunstgruppe in Prague in 1910 and Budapest in 1912; the Sonderbund, Cologne, in 1912; and several Secessionist shows in Munich, beginning in 1911.

In 1913, the Galerie Hans Goltz, Munich, mounted Schiele's first solo show. A solo exhibition of his work took place in Paris in 1914.

Schiele's life and work have also been the subject of essays, including a discussion of his works by fashion photographer Richard Avedon in an essay on portraiture entitled "Borrowed Dogs


Κωστάκη μου, πολύ καλή η αναφορά στους πίνακες του Klimt, προτείνω και Egon Schiele...
Φιλιά, Κέλλυ.


  1. I a bid to complement the above tribute to Egon Schiele, here is a wonderful album from The Rachel's, which is inspired by the Austrian painter'

  2. sorry - I think this is the link