Gustav Klimt (1862 – 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, and his works are marked by a frank
In addition to his
figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted
landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most
influenced by Japanese art and its methods.