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Egon Schiele in Vienna

Exhibition in Vienna at the Belvedere Museum

At the time of his death in 1918, the painter Egon Schiele was among the best known artists in Vienna. He only became 28 years, but was nevertheless the leading exponent of the Vienna Secession, along with Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

 

Painting from Egon Schiele
Edith Schiele - Exhibition at Museum Belvedere

Born in Tulln in Lower Austria, his talent was soon recognized. He entered the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna at the age of 16. 2 years later, he left without graduation to found the Neukunstgruppe. One year later, he achieved his first successes at exhibitions together with Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, where he began to obtain the interest of critics and collectors. When he left Vienna in the following year, he was financially independent and his work was highly in demand. His military basic training led him back to Vienna in 1917. Besides his work and the constant mayhem of war, he still had time for painting. On October 31 1918 he died of the Spanish flu, which already had killed his pregnant wife three days earlier.

The Belvedere Museum

As one of the most significant museums of art, the Belvedere exhibits works from different epochs, and some of the best known works of Egon Schiele.

The Vienna Secession was crucial for the founding of the “Moderne Galerie” in 1903. That is, because the secessionists gave many paintings and statuaries as a gift to the museum, which built the cornerstone for the exhibitions. Afterwards, the museum purchased many of the works of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele and has nowadays one of the biggest exhibitions of the Vienna Secession.

If you want to learn more about Egon Schiele and his work, come to Vienna and enjoy his view of the city or watch the exhibitions in Vienna at the Belvedere Museum. The ideal starting point for this is one of the Schick-Hotels in the centre of Vienna. Book your room online now and enjoy a remarkable holiday in Vienna as soon as you want.

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