Egon Schiele

1890 - 1918

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Egon Leo Adolf Ludwig Schiele (German: [ˈʃiːlə] (listen); 12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian Expressionist painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including nude self-portraits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Egon Schiele has received more than 2,261,448 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Egon Schiele is the 49th most popular painter (up from 52nd in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Austria (down from 27th 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 49 out of 1,428Before him are Tintoretto, Gustave Courbet, Nicolas Poussin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Caspar David Friedrich, and Paul Klee. After him are Kazimir Malevich, Andrea del Verrocchio, Georges Braque, Camille Pissarro, Fra Angelico, and Anthony van Dyck.

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Among people born in 1890, Egon Schiele ranks 5Before him are Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ho Chi Minh, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. After him are Friedrich Paulus, Boris Pasternak, Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, and Kurt Lewin. Among people deceased in 1918, Egon Schiele ranks 7Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, Abdul Hamid II, Gavrilo Princip, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. After him are Mehmed V, Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Georg Cantor, and Georg Simmel.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Egon Schiele ranks 28 out of 1,075Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Charles I of Austria (1887), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), and Romy Schneider (1938). After him are Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Konrad Lorenz (1903), and Niki Lauda (1949).

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), Raoul Hausmann (1886), Hans Makart (1840), Peter Fendi (1796), Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793), Friedrich von Amerling (1803), Wolf Huber (1485), and Moritz von Schwind (1804).