Egon Schiele

1890 - 1918

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Egon Leo Adolf Ludwig Schiele (German: [ˈeːɡɔn ˈʃiːlə] ; 12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian Expressionist painter. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and for the many self-portraits the artist produced, including nude self-portraits. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Egon Schiele has received more than 3,178,153 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Egon Schiele is the 59th most popular painter (down from 57th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Austria (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Painter.

Egon Schiele is most famous for his intense, often sexualized, self-portraits.

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Among painters, Egon Schiele ranks 59 out of 2,023Before him are Fra Angelico, Caspar David Friedrich, Camille Pissarro, Giorgione, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Jean-François Millet. After him are Domenico Ghirlandaio, Kazimir Malevich, Théodore Géricault, Alphonse Mucha, Giovanni Bellini, and Francis Bacon.

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Among people born in 1890, Egon Schiele ranks 9Before him are H. P. Lovecraft, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ho Chi Minh, Friedrich Paulus, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Boris Pasternak. After him are Karel Čapek, Alfred Jodl, Fritz Lang, Kurt Lewin, George II of Greece, and Lawrence Bragg. Among people deceased in 1918, Egon Schiele ranks 10Before him are Gavrilo Princip, Claude Debussy, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Mehmed V, and Guillaume Apollinaire. After him are Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Georg Cantor, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Georg Simmel, Alexandra Feodorovna, and Karl Ferdinand Braun.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Egon Schiele ranks 35 out of 1,424Before him are Johann Strauss II (1825), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Herbert von Karajan (1908), and Friedrich Hayek (1899). After him are Niki Lauda (1949), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), and Alois Hitler (1837).

Among PAINTERS In Austria

Among painters born in Austria, Egon Schiele ranks 2Before him are Gustav Klimt (1862). After him are Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Angela Hitler (1883), Friedrich von Amerling (1803), Koloman Moser (1868), Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793), Hans Makart (1840), Raoul Hausmann (1886), Peter Fendi (1796), Moritz von Schwind (1804), and Peter Johann Nepomuk Geiger (1805).