Gustav Klimt

1862 - 1918

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Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Klimt has received more than 4,567,981 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Gustav Klimt is the 20th most popular painter (up from 21st in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Austria (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Painter.

Gustav Klimt is most famous for his paintings of women, which are often characterized by a sense of eroticism.

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Among painters, Gustav Klimt ranks 20 out of 1,428Before him are Francisco Goya, Sandro Botticelli, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Diego Velázquez, and Henri Matisse. After him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Donatello, Titian, El Greco, Jan van Eyck, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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Among people born in 1862, Gustav Klimt ranks 1After him are Claude Debussy, Maurice Maeterlinck, David Hilbert, Philipp Lenard, O. Henry, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, Joseph Merrick, William Henry Bragg, and Allvar Gullstrand. Among people deceased in 1918, Gustav Klimt ranks 2Before him is Nicholas II of Russia. After him are Claude Debussy, Abdul Hamid II, Gavrilo Princip, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Egon Schiele, Mehmed V, Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Georg Cantor.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Gustav Klimt ranks 10 out of 1,075Before him are Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), and Franz Liszt (1811). After him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Stefan Zweig (1881), Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947).

Among PAINTERS In Austria

Among painters born in Austria, Gustav Klimt ranks 1After him are Egon Schiele (1890), 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).