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The artist Gustav Klimt
Born July 14 1862, Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria.
Died Febr 6 1918 Vienna.

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Gustav Klimt Biography
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Rosiers sous les arbres
Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria. He was educated at the Vienna Kunstgewerbe Art School in the years 1879-1883…
3 Works in the MOMA collection
The “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” was painted in what has been called Klimt’s “Golden Style,” and indeed, it shimmers with golden particles. In 1903 the painter was in Ravenna and was greatly impressed by the powerful mosaic of the Empress Theodora in the nave of San Vitale. He sought to achieve similar splendor in his paintings of the period, such as his masterpiece “The Kiss” (1907–08). In the portrait of Adele, he worked with meticulous craftsmanship, painting the layers of pigments and laying on the gold leaf.
Study for "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" and other works
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