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Egon Schiele was born on 12.06.1890 in Tulln in the Donau region and died on 31.10.1918 in Vienna suffering from Spanish flu. Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter of Expressionism. He is one of the most important artists of Viennese Modernism besides Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka. Egon Schiele studied at the Vienna Academy from 1906 onwards; in 1907 he searched contacts for the Vienna Secession. He was strongly influenced by the works of Gustav Klimt. Schiele got acquainted with Gustav Klimt in 1910. He painted a series between 1908-10 that had the traces of the canon forms of the Vienna Art Nouveau, developed by Klimt. Egon Schiele adopted the square image format in his works. In 1911 Egon moved to Krumau. In this year Egon painted many nude paintings using young models. When the word spread, people protested against him and Schiele moved to Neulengbach. There he was again charged for making nude paintings and for having an affair with a minor girl. He was imprisoned for three weeks in 1912. After Schiele invented his own style, he developed a form of Expressionism that is characterized by directness and often with depressing undertones. Egon Schiele created landscapes, nude paintings and paintings that dealt with theme of death. Schiele’s works are fetching the highest prices today in international auctions. His paintings are highly admired in museums all over the world. Irrespective of his artistic genius, people are smitten by his fame as a “gifted artist”. All artworks by Egon Schiele can be ordered in our online-shop in any form you desire e.g. as a poster, art print on canvas, hand-painted oil painting, acrylic art print or metal print. Each piece of wall art is unique!

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