• Ophelia, 1905
  • Lady of the Flowers, 1895
  • The Vision after the Sermon, 1888
  • Old Town In The Snow, 2011 - Vezur
  • A Friend in Need 2, 1903
  • The Magpie, 1869
  • Orange Trees, 1878
  • Bridge of Europe, 1877
  • Portrait of a Man, 1923
  • Blue Dancers, 1899
  • The End of Summer, 2011 -  Vezur
  • River Daugava, 2011 - Vezur
  • A Carnival Evening, 1886
  • Haymaking, 2011 - Vezur
  • Valdemara street, 2011 - Vezur
  • Study for The Spanish Dance, 1882
  • Countryside, 2011 - Vezur
  • House of Blackheads, 2011 - Vezur
  • Two Tahitian Women, 1899
  • The Last Supper, 1498
  • A Gust of Wind, 1883
  • Spring, 1879
  • Embrace aka Lovers II, 1917
  • The Bather, 1879
  • River bank, 2011 - Vezur
  • Dead Mother, 1910
  • Walk Along The Sea, 2011 - Vezur
  • Four Trees, 1917
  • Deauville, The Basin, 1892
  • Lying act, 1917
  • Evocation
  • Music-I, 1895
  • Stork, 2011 - Vezur
  • Big Red Buste, 1913
  • Four Bathers, 1905
  • The Woman Friends, 1917
  • Evening in New York, 1890
  • Contrasting Sounds, 1924
  • The Hope II, 1908
  • Lovers: Man and Woman I, 1914
  • Seacoast at Engure, 2011 - Vezur
  • Self Portrait With Spread Fingers, 1909
  • The Man on the Balcony, 1880
  • Autumn, 1877
  • Harlequin, 1890
  • Woman on a Terrace, 1857
  • Pugacheva Taxi, 2011 - Vezur
  • Independence Day, 2011 - Vezur
  • Le Pêcheur (The Fisherman), 1909
  • The Boat, 2011 - Vezur

Egon Schiele (1890 -1918)

Egon Schiele (1890 -1918)

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was an Austrian Expressionist painter and draftsman, whose reputation increased greatly through the years.

Egon Schiele was born in 1890 in Lower Austria as the third child in his family. His father was a rail-road civil servant who died in 1905. His uncle became his guardian but did not support his artistic career. Nevertheless, Schiele entered the academy in Vienna where he quickly ran into difficulties with his teacher, the then famous Professor Griepenkerl.

In 1907 he met Gustav Klimt, whom he admired, who assisted him in obtaining his first commissions and who influenced his early drawing style. Following Klimt's suggestion, Schiele entered four paintings in the Vienna International Exhibition of 1909, where works by Oskar Kokoschka and Vincent Van Gogh were also shown. In the same year he left the academy and, with other young artists, formed the short-lived artist group "Neukunstgruppe"; however, the first exhibition was not successful. By 1910 he had found his own style with its strong emphasis on the contour line and vibrant colors.

In 1911 he moved to the small town of Krumau, where he painted a number of townscapes. His lifestyle caused problems in the town and he moved with his model Wally Neuziel to Neulengbach where in 1912 he was arrested and charged with immorality and seduction. Some of his drawings were confiscated; one was even burned by the judge in the courtroom. He spent 24 traumatic days in jail and returned to Vienna upon his release.

His first important exhibitions were held in Germany: in 1913 in the famous Galerie Goltz in Munich and in the Folkwangmuseum in Hagen, followed by one-man exhibits in Hamburg, Breslau, Stuttgart, and Berlin, where the Expressionist journal Die Aktion published his drawings as well as his poetry. In 1915 he married Edith Harms, and a few days later he was drafted into the army. After having been assigned to guard Russian prisoners of war, the Die Aktion journal published a special issue with his drawings and the Berlin Sezession exhibited his works.

In 1917 he was transferred to the Army Museum in Vienna, which provided him with some time to paint again. A portfolio of 12 drawing reproductions was published. He was invited to participate in exhibits in Munich, Dresden, Amsterdam, and Stockholm, but his poverty remained unchanged. The first truly great success came in 1918 with his exhibit at the Vienna Secession (no less than 19 paintings and several drawings). He received a number of commissions, and 25 of his works were exhibited in Zurich. Shortly thereafter, however, his wife - who was expecting a child-died of the Spanish influenza epidemic, and three days later the artist succumbed to the same disease.