About the artist
Gustav Klimt (14 July 1862 – 6 February 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Klimt's work was also influenced by Japanese art and its methods. He was a master of line and ornamental design, and his paintings often featured gold leaf. Klimt's personal life was often turbulent, and he suffered from severe depression in his later years.
Also associated with: Vienna Secession, Symbolism, Japanese art, Eroticism, Gold leaf, Turbulent personal life.