The Unflinching Expressionist.
Egon Schiele’s works gave fin-de-siècle Vienna its very own art scandal. His utterly uninhibited sketches of the human body triggered a public debate about where to draw the boundaries of what should be permitted in art. Ultimately this brought the “misfit student of all schools” late but great recognition.
• Painter and poet • Sketcher of nudes and self-portraitist • Art Nouveau to expressionism • Gustav Klimt’s protégé