Egon Schiele

Drawings & Watercolours

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Jane Kallir

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Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele produced a prolific body of work before his early death at the age of twenty-eight in the flu epidemic of 1918. As well as a few hundred oil paintings, he created nearly 3,000 drawings and watercolours. Limited access to these fragile works and dispersion among several collections have made a comprehensive survey of his work a rarity. This volume assembles this master draughtsman’s works on paper, providing a unique opportunity to study his rapid artistic development over the course of his brief twelve years of activity.

Jane Kallir, the author of Schiele’s catalogue raisonné, introduces each year of the artist’s output, discussing his step-by-step progression from child prodigy to master of the human form and expression.

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Weight 1313 g
Dimensions 15.9 x 23.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 31 January 2014
Number of pages 496
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Ivan Vartanian
Dimensions 15.9 x 23.8 cm
Weight 1313 g

Ivan Vartanian an author, editor and the founder of Goliga Books, Inc., who specialize in art, photography and design.

Jane Kallir's other books include Egon Schiele (1994); and Egon Schiele: The Complete Works with a Biography and Catalogue Raisonné (1990; expanded 1998). She has curated exhibitions of Schiele's work throughout the world, and in 2001-2002, she organized 'Gustav Klimt - Oskar Kokoschka - Egon Schiele' in Rome and Trieste.