1862 - 1918
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of
the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches and other art objects,
many of which are on display in the Vienna Secession gallery. Klimt's primary subject is the female body, and his works are
marked by a frank eroticism. His pencil drawings, which are very numerous, have been regarded by many as his greatest legacy.