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Gustav Klimt

1862 - 1918

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Gustav Klimt (14 July 1862 – 6 February 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 5,633,310 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Gustav Klimt is the 22nd most popular painter (down from 20th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Austria 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 22 out of 1,421Before him are Diego Velázquez, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Titian, and Donatello. After him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Eugène Delacroix, Édouard Manet, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and El Greco.

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Gustav Klimt ranks 10 out of 1,237Before him are Franz Schubert (1797), Joseph Haydn (1732), Marie Antoinette (1755), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Maria Theresa (1717), and Franz Liszt (1811). After him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Karl Popper (1902), Stefan Zweig (1881), and Erwin Schrödinger (1887).

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), 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).