- February 6
) was an Austrian Symbolist painter
and one of the most prominent members of Vienna Art Nouveau
Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria
. He was educated at the Vienna Kunstgewerbe Art School in the years 1879-1883. Klimt was also a honorary member of the universities of Munich
His major works include paintings, murals, sketches and other art objects, many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery
One of the founding members of the so-called Wiener Sezession
(Vienna Secession) and a periodical "Ver Sacrum".
Klimt is known for his use of gold in paintings. This can be seen in the painting to the right, Judith I
, painted in 1901.
- Vienna University mural paintings
- Palais Stocklet mosaic in Brussels
- "Salome" (1909)
- "The Kiss" (1907)
- Beethoven frieze at Secession gallery in Vienna
Gustav Klimt died in Vienna and was interred at the Hietzing Cemetery, Vienna.
Web Museum Klimt page