Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was an Austrian artist who was part of the Expressionism movement.

Egon Schiele Summary:

  • He had a love for trains because his father was a station master.
  • Schiele dropped out of art school after altercations with the school’s conservative style.
  • His mentor was Gustav Klimt.
  • While stationed in Prague during World War I, he painted Russian prisoners.
  • He died of the Spanish flu during the pandemic of 1918.

Egon Schiele Famous Paintings:

  • The Embrace (1917)
  • Portrait of Wally (1912)
  • Death and the Maiden (1915)
  • Self Portrait with Chinese Lantern Plant (1912)
  • Hermits (1912)
  • Self Portrait with Striped Shirt (1910)

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