7 Dec 2005-19 March 2006. This exhibition of work by the famous Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele brings together around 170 works from the Albertinas own collection and a further 80 pieces on loan from museums and private collections world-wide. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of Schieles drawings, nudes and landscapes dating from his earliest self-portraits through his time at the Vienna Academy right up till his untimely death from Spanish influenza in 1918 at the age of 28. Schieles narcissism, exhibitionism and persecution mania made him a difficult, if fascinating, character and his short life was marred by scandal and even a spell in prison. However, at the time he was regarded as the natural successor to Gustav Klimt and he was Klimts protg for a while. Admission 9, with Vienna Card 7.50. Daily 10.00-18.00, Weds 10.00-21.00.
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Egon Schiele at the Albertina.
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