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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Artist Research (Egon Schiele)

  • Protege of Gustav Klimt.
  • Did a shitload of self-portraits.
  • Wasn't actually as ugly as depicted.
  • Associated with art nouveau movement (the hey?)
  • Founded the 'New Art Group' with other students after leaving the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Sounds like something a group of MCA kids would do.
  • Employed his towns teens for artist's models.
  • Served in WWI, but because of his skill as an artist was given duties far away from combat.
  • Both he and his wife, Edith, died of the Spanish flu in 1918. He was 28.

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