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Egon Schiele

Self Portrait with Physalis, 1912
Born Egon Schiele
(1890-06-12)12 June 1890
Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Died 31 October 1918(1918-10-31) (aged 28)
Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Nationality Austrian
Education Akademie der Bildenden Künste
Known for Painting, drawing, printmaking
Notable work Seated Woman with Bent Knee; Cardinal and Nun; Death and Maiden; The Family
Movement Expressionism

I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?
Egon Schiele
Everything is dead while it lives.
All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me… I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me.
Egon Schiele
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
My mother is a very strange woman… She doesn't understand me in the least and doesn't love me much either. If she had either love or understanding she would be prepared to make sacrifices.
Egon Schiele
I am so rich that I must give myself away.
At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
Egon Schiele
I believe in the immortality of all creatures.
I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness.
Egon Schiele
To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life.