Born on July 14 in Baumgarten, Vienna.
Founds the Künstler-Compagnie
with his brother Ernst Klimt and Franz
Begins work on the ceiling
paintings in the stairwells
Burgtheater with Ernst Klimt and
Franz Matsch (completed in 1888).
Gustav Klimt, his brother Ernst and
Franz Matsch complete Hans Makart's
unfinished decoration of the
stairwells of the
Klimt joins the
Künstlerhausgenossenschaft artists' association.
Klimt wins a commission for the
faculty pictures from
the University of Vienna (Philosophy,
Medicine, Jurisprudence). Klimt's
pictures win a number of international
prizes. Under fire in Austria, he
renounces his commission in 1905.
Klimt leaves the
Künstlerhausgenossenschaft to become a
founder member and the first president
of the Vienna
Secession. He remains a member of
the Secession until
First and second Secession exhibition
featuring Klimt's work. His picture
Pallas Athene (today
Wien Museum) draws stinging
Seventh Secession exhibition: Klimt
shows his first landscapes.
Faculty picture Philosophy wins a gold
medal at the World Expo in Paris.
Klimt paints a portrait of
Emilie Flöge and begins a
lifelong friendship with the fashion
salon owner. The portrait is on
display at the Wien Museum. At the
fourteenth Secession exhibition Klimt
presents his Beethoven Frieze,
which remains on display at the
building to this day.
Josef Hoffmann wins the contract to
build the Palais Stoclet
in Brussels. Klimt provides the design
for the palace's dining room.
The picture of Fritza Riedler
is the first square portrait of his
Golden Phase. It is currently on
display at the
Klimt paints Adele Bloch-Bauer
I, now one of the most
expensive pictures in the world.
Klimt presents The Kiss
at the Kunstschau 1908 in Vienna. Now
on display at the Belvedere, it was
always destined to become the best
known of all his pictures.
Death and Life (now on
show at the
Leopold Museum) wins the first
prize at the International Exhibition
of Art in Rome.
Klimt dies on February 6 in Vienna
following a stroke. He is buried in
Otto Wagner, Kolo Moser and Egon
Schiele all die in the same year.
Source: Gustav Klimt. Die
Bilder und Zeichnungen der Sammlung
Leopold by Otto Breicha (Verlag
Galerie Welz, Salzburg 1990)
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