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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 2,917,116 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Egon Schiele is the 57th most popular painter (down from 49th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Austria (down from 28th 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 57 out of 1,421Before him are Andrea del Verrocchio, Georges Seurat, Paolo Veronese, Ilya Repin, Diego Rivera, and Jean-François Millet. After him are Artemisia Gentileschi, Kazimir Malevich, Anthony van Dyck, Giorgione, Jackson Pollock, and Giovanni Bellini.

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Among people born in 1890, Egon Schiele ranks 9Before him are Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vyacheslav Molotov, Boris Pasternak, Friedrich Paulus, and H. P. Lovecraft. After him are Karel Čapek, Alfred Jodl, Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, Colonel Sanders, and Stan Laurel. Among people deceased in 1918, Egon Schiele ranks 8Before him are Gustav Klimt, Abdul Hamid II, Claude Debussy, Gavrilo Princip, Mehmed V, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. After him are Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, Georg Cantor, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and Georg Simmel.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Egon Schiele ranks 33 out of 1,237Before him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Romy Schneider (1938), Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), and Niki Lauda (1949). After him are Herbert von Karajan (1908), Friedrich Hayek (1899), Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Viktor Frankl (1905), and Maximilian I of Mexico (1832).

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), Koloman Moser (1868), Hans Makart (1840), Raoul Hausmann (1886), Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793), Peter Fendi (1796), Friedrich von Amerling (1803), Wolf Huber (1485), and Joseph Anton Koch (1768).