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Gustav Klimt
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Artist
    (July 14, 1862-February 6, 1918)
    Born in Baumgarten, Austria
    Art nouveau and symbolist painter
    Founding member of the Viennese Secession (1897)
    Works include 'Nuda Verita' (1899), 'Judith I' (1901), 'Beethoven Frieze' (1902), 'Danae' (1907), 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' (1907), 'The Kiss' (1908), 'Judith II' (1909) and 'Die Jungfrau' (1913)
    His three paintings for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna -- 'Philosophy,' 'Medicine' and 'Jurisprudence' -- were denounced as pornography.
    His original title for a painting of a nude woman showing her behind to the viewer was 'To My Critics.' (He ultimately used 'Goldfish' for the title.)
    He adopted a motto from Schiller, 'If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad.'
    When he worked, he usually wore a robe and no underclothes.
    He fathered as many as 14 children out of wedlock.
    His father and older brother died in the same year (1892) and he assumed financial responsibility for both families.
    His paintings for the University of Vienna were destroyed by the Nazis (1945).
    His works were known for their frank eroticism.
    His 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' sold for a record $135 million (2006).

Credit: C. Fishel


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