The Marsh. Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 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; his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
Gustav Klimt(1862–1918) brilliant Austrian iconoclast w/rose from childhood impoverishment to an artist w/impacted the Viennese Secession & Art Nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings & murals his works also encompass themes of regeneration, love & death.A forerunner of Modernism & the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations & jewelry.