Radical Views: Egon Schiele 1, 1907-1911

Magnificent, prolific and proficient Schiele!!

The Eclectic Light Company

The last of my group of great central European artists who died a century ago this year is Egon Schiele (1890–1918), a protégé of Gustav Klimt who was greatly influenced by him, and in his brief life carved a new course in twentieth century art.

There’s a lot of Schiele’s art which I don’t particularly like, and some which I find deeply disturbing. However, he is an important artist, started a very promising career which was tragically cut short, and was so prolific that I hope I can steer a course through his work which is neither unrepresentative nor offensive. I will therefore look broadly across his output, focussing particularly on his landscapes, which I find most interesting.

Egon Leo Adolph Schiele was born on 12 June 1890 in the small town of Tulln an der Donau in Lower Austria. His father worked for the railway company, and the family…

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