With his graphic style, figural distortion and defiance of conventional standards of beauty, Egon Schiele (1890–1918) was a pioneer of Austrian Expressionism, and one of the most startling portrait painters of the 20th century. Many contemporaries found Schiele’s work to be not only ugly but morally objectionable; in 1912, the artist was briefly imprisoned for obscenity. Today, his works are celebrated for their revolutionary approach.
This book presents key Schiele works to introduce his short yet fascinating career, and his profound contribution to the development of modern art.
Author: Reinhard Steiner
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm, hardcover
ISBN: 9783836504416 Learn More