Egon Schiele – Biography and Artwork of the Austrian Artist

Egon Schiele was an Austrian artist who gained recognition for his expressionist paintings, drawings, and prints. Born on June 12th, 1890 in Tulln, Austria, he attended the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts for two years and was greatly influenced by the Jugendstil movement. His artwork stands out due to its raw sexuality and intensity.

One notable aspect of Schiele’s work is his use of self-portraits. He produced many nude self-portraits that are now considered some of his most famous pieces. Additionally, his style was highly unique and recognizable with thin lines and exaggerated features.

Sadly, Schiele died at a young age from the Spanish flu pandemic on October 31st, 1918 when he was only 28 years old. Despite this fact, he had already made a name for himself as a powerful figure in European Art Nouveau.

Overall, Egon Schiele’s body of work has had an enduring impact on modern art to this day. His legacy helped shape future generations’ artistic vision with deep emotional expressionism being still present in modern art today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who was Egon Schiele’s Sister?

Egon Schiele’s sister was Gertrude Schiele (1894-1981).  Gertrude frequently posed for portraits for Egon.

All Egon Schiele Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Self-portrait Standing 1910 Gouache, Watercolor And Pencil With White Highlighting
Pregnant Woman And Death 1911 Oil On Canvas
Female Nude 1910 Gouache, Watercolor And Black Chalk With White Highlighting
Self-portrait With Raised Right Elbow 1914 Gouache, Watercolor And Black Chalk
Mother And Two Children 1917 Oil On Canvas
Self-portrait With Outstretched Arms 1911 Gouache, Watercolor And Pencil On Paper
Little Tree (chesnut Tree At Lake Constance) 1912 Watercolor And Pencil On Paper
Fighter 1913 Gouache And Pencil On Paper
Death and the Maiden 1915 Oil on Canvas
Seated Couple (Egon and Edith Schiele) 1915 Gouache and pencil on paper
The Family 1918 Oil on Canvas
Eduard Kosmack 1910 Oil on Canvas
Embrace (Lovers II) 1917 Oil on Canvas
Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Seated 1918 Oil on Canvas
Scornful Woman 1910 Watercolor on Paper
Self-Portrait as St. Sebastian 1914-15
Self-Portrait Pulling Cheek 1910 Watercolor on Paper
Semi-Nude Girl, Reclining 1911 Gouache, watercolor, and pencil with
Standing Male Nude with Red Loincloth 1914 Watercolor on Paper
Two Women 1915 Watercolor on Paper
Gerti Schiele 1909 Oil on Canvas
Reclining Woman with Green Stockings 1917 Gouache and black Crayon on paper
The Truth Unveiled 1913 Watercolor on Paper
Agony 1912 Oil on Canvas
Autumn Trees 1911 Oil on Canvas
Seated Girl 1910 Watercolor on Paper
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