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Oil on paper by Egon Schiele, approx. 17x13 in. Egon Schiele was one of the leading figures of Austrian Expressionism. His portraits and self-portraits—searing explorations of their sitters' psyches and sexuality—are among the most remarkable of the twentieth century. The artist, who was astoundingly prolific during his brief career, is famous not only for his psychologically and erotically charged oeuvre but for his intriguing biography: his licentious lifestyle marked by scandal, notoriety, and a tragically early death of influenza at age twenty-eight, three days after the death of his pregnant wife, and at a time when he was on the verge of the commercial success that had eluded him for much of his career.



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Egon Schiele - Portrait Of Gerti - Oil On Paper

Estimate $20,000 - $25,000Feb 14, 2019
Las Vegas, NV, USA