Egon Schiele (June 12, 1890—October 31, 1918) was born in Tulln, Lower Austria in 1890. His father was the atation master of the Tulln station in the Austrian State Railways. His mother was from Cesky Krumlov, in southern Bohemia. But when he was 15 years old, his father sied from syphilis, and hid uncle became his guardian, who was also a railway official. Although he wanted Schiele to follow in his steps and felt distressed at his lack of interest in academia, he recognised Schiele’s talent for drawing ans unenthusiastically allowed him a tutor. When he was young, he went to school and his art teacher had discovered his artistic talent and supported him to develop towards the arts. The expressionist painter Schiele, whose paintings and drawings showed the twisted body shapes and the expressive line that marked the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism.
In 1907, Schiele sought out Gustav Klimt, who generously mentored younger artists. Buying his drawings, offering to exchange them for some of his own, arranging models for him and introducing him to potential patrons, Klimt took a particular interest in the gift young pressionist painter, Schiele. He also introduced Schiele to the Wiener Werkatle, the arts and crafts workshop connected with the Secession. In 1908, the expressionist painter Schiele had his first exhibition in Klosterneuburg. After completing his third year, Shiele left the Academy in 1909 and founded the “New Art Group” with other dissatisfied students. Once free of the constraints of the Academy’s conventions, Schiele began ti explore not only the human form, but also human sexuality. At that time, many found the explicitness of his works disturbing. A solo exhibition of his works took place in Paris in 1914.
In 1911, the expressionist painter Schiele met the seventeen-year –old Valerie Wally Neuzil, who lived with him in Vienna and served as a model for some of his most striking paintings. Very little was known of her, but expected that she might had been one of Schiele’s mistresses. Then they went to a small town where was the birthpalce of Schiele’s mother. However, despite Schiele’s family connections in there, they were driven out od the town by the residents, who strongly disapproved of their lifestyle, including his alleged  employment of the town’s teenage girls as models. Then they moved to Neulengbach, but his lifestyle also aroused much animosity among the town’s inhabitants. And in April 1912, he was arrested for seducing a young giel below the age of consent. In court, the judge burned one of the affending drawings over a candel flame. Considering of he had already spent in custody for 21 days, he was sentenced to only three days’ imprisonment. While in prison, he created a series of 12 paintings, including Schiele’s self portrait paintings to depicte the difficulties and discomfort of being locked in a jail cell.
In 1914, Schiele glimpsed the sisters Edith and Adele Harms, who were from a middle-class family and lived across the street from Schiele’s studio. In 1915, Schiele chose to marry to the more socially acceptable Edith, but had apparently expected to maintain a relationship with Wally. However, when he explained the situation eo Wally, she left him immediately and never saw him again. Despite some appositions from the Harms family, Schiele and Edith were married on June 17, 1915, the anniversary of the wedding of Schiele’s parents. Unfortunately, in the autumn of 1918, the Spanish flu pandemic reached Vienna. Edith, who was a six months pregnant, succumbed to the disease on October. Schiele died only three days after his wife’s death at the age of 18. Schiele’s self portrait paintings occupied a certain proportion  of his works, but his last works were a few sketches of his wife drew during the three days between his wife and his death.
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