Check out the works of Egon. What's mind - blowing is that he created all these pieces when he was in his twenties. He died at age 28. Just imagine what his work would have looked like if he made it to Picasso's age of 91. 

 b tulln, Austria

Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal. - E. S.

I saw an incredible retrospective of his work at New York's Nassau County Museum of art some 25 years ago, it filled the entire museum. I went back several times. (wanted to just set up a tent and camp there )>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 


Egon Schiele

b. 1890, Tulln, Austria; d. 1918, Vienna
Egon Schiele was born June 12, 1890, in Tulln, Austria. After attending school in Krems and Klosterneuburg, he enrolled in the Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste in Vienna in 1906. Here he studied painting and drawing but was frustrated by the school’s conservatism. In 1907, he met Gustav Klimt, who encouraged him and influenced his work. Schiele left the Akademie in 1909 and founded the Neukunstgruppe with other dissatisfied students. Upon Klimt’s invitation, Schiele exhibited at the 1909 Vienna Kunstschau, where he encountered the work of Edvard Munch, Jan Toroop, Vincent van Gogh, and others. On the occasion of the first exhibition of the Neukunstgruppe in 1909 at the Piska Salon, Vienna, Schiele met the art critic and writer Arthur Roessler, who befriended him and wrote admiringly of his work. In 1910, he began a long friendship with the collector Heinrich Benesch. By this time, Schiele had developed a personal expressionist portrait and landscape style and was receiving a number of portrait commissions from the Viennese intelligentsia.


Seeking isolation, Schiele left Vienna in 1911 to live in several small villages; he concentrated increasingly on self-portraits and allegories of life, death, and sex and produced erotic watercolors. In 1912, he was arrested for “immorality” and “seduction”; during his 24-day imprisonment, he executed a number of poignant watercolors and drawings. Schiele participated in various group exhibitions, including those of the Neukunstgruppe in Prague in 1910 and Budapest in 1912; the Sonderbund, Cologne, in 1912; and several Secession 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. The following year, Schiele married Edith Harms and was drafted into the Austrian army. He painted prolifically and continued to exhibit during his military service. His solo show at the Vienna Secession of 1918 brought him critical acclaim and some financial success. Unfortunately, Egon died several months later in Vienna at age 28, a victim of the 1918 SPANISH FLU. The flu also claimed the life of his wife three days earlier as well as his mentor, Gustav Klimt months earlier.


Egon and his wife Edith Anna Harms

A drawing of Edith

Nice homage to Egon and his drawing of Edith.




Postcard with view of Krumau with Area
Squared off by Schiele for Dead City.

Egon Schiele Compositional Sketch for Dead City.
Egon Schiele Archive, Sketchbook page.
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

Egon Schiele Dead City III, 1911
Oil and gouache on wood
39.3 x 29.8 cm
Leopold Museum, Vienna


I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures? 
- E. S.

 Egon around age 15


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