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Egon Schiele
     

Egon Schiele

by Frank Whitford
 

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Egon Schiele lived in Vienna during the last years of the declining Habsburg Empire. Rejected by his family, hounded by society for his interest in young girls, he expressed through his art a deep and bewildering loneliness and an obsession with sexuality, death and decay. He was only twenty-eight when he died, yet he left behind him a body of work that sustains a

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Egon Schiele lived in Vienna during the last years of the declining Habsburg Empire. Rejected by his family, hounded by society for his interest in young girls, he expressed through his art a deep and bewildering loneliness and an obsession with sexuality, death and decay. He was only twenty-eight when he died, yet he left behind him a body of work that sustains a huge public reputation--and a myth. This book sets out to examine both. 151 illus., 20 in color.

"Short, pithy, telling biography...as good and thorough an introduction to the contradictions and complexities of Schiele's art, life and times as could be hoped for." --Arts Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500201831
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Series:
World of Art Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Whitford was born in 1941 and educated at Wadham College, Oxford, the Courtauld Institute, London and the Freie Universitat, West Berlin. After a career as a journalist and a cartoonist, he taught at University College London, and then in Cambridge, where he is still attached to Wolfson College. Well known as a broadcaster and lecturer, he was for many years Tutor in Cultural History at the Royal College of Art, London. His other books include Klimt and Bauhaus (also in the World of Art Series); Oskar Kokoschka, A Life; Expressionist Paintings and the prize-winning Japanese Prints and Western Painters.

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