Born in 1862 to a life of poverty, renowned Viennese artist Gustav Klimt showed his talent for art at an early age, passing the entrance exam to the Viennese School of Arts and Crafts with distinction. Gustav Klimt's artwork often features gold symbolism, perhaps reminiscent of his father who was a gold engraver. His pieces are often erotic in nature, and although regarded as controversial at the time, is today considered to be influential. He was one of the most well-known members of the Vienna Secession movement.
In 1888, artist Gustav Klimt received the Austrian Golden Order of Merit for his contributions to art, and he was honored with special membership to the Universities Vienna and Munich. Klimt's art for sale continues to thrill and inspire viewers, showcasing his story and his own unique perspective with his signature style and emotive intensity. Purchase Art Nouveau paintings and prints online to grace your home with the distinctive beauty of this style.