GUSTAV KLIMT -- 1862-1918
- Austrian Art Nouveau Painters
You click on his name in the left margin. There is a useful
biography and guide to where his works may be found in Vienna and other places.
- CGFA Home Page on Klimt
Lots of great photos as well.
- The Art of Gustav Klimt
This is a commercial site selling Klimt material, but some
nice photos of his work and links.
- See the book THE VIENEESE: SPLENDOR, TWILIGHT
AND EXILE pages 114-115 for an especially fascinating story
of how the city of Vienna commissioned three huge paintings, Philosophy, Jurisprudence and
Medicine for the university building, then backed down on mounting them. Klimt purchased
them back from the city (by returning his advance). Unfortunately they were last lost
in a fire. Herman Bahr, leader of the literary group, Jung Wien, led a protest
against the city's decision not to mount the paintings.
- This story is also told in THE AUSTRIAN MIND