Egon Schiele lived in Vienna during its last years as capital of the declining Habsburg empire. Rejected by his family and 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. Schiele 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.
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'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 ' - Apollo
About Frank Whitford
Dr Frank Whitford was an art historian and critic, and one of Britain's leading experts on 20th-century German and Austrian art. During his varied career, he lectured on the history of art at University College London and Homerton College, Cambridge, wrote several books and served as a newspaper art critic. From 1983 onwards he was a senior member of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
Egon Schiele by Frank Whitford
World of Art
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