"Egon Schiele: Portraits" is the first major museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to the portraiture of this Austrian Expressionist artist. Despite a career that lasted less than a decade, Schiele is considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele is celebrated for his singular style of draftsmanship, unusual use of color, and unnerving depictions of his sitters. Schiele's expressive style and controversial subject matter played an important role in the advancement of modernism in Europe.
This exhibition is divided into six groupings of the artist's work: Family and Academy; Fellow Artists; Sitters and Patrons; Eros; Lovers; and Self-Portraits and Allegorical Self-Portraits. In addition, there is a section highlighting the traumatic and pivotal period in Schiele's life: his arrest and imprisonment in the spring of 1912.
This application features audio interviews with the exhibition’s curator, Dr. Alessandra Comini, and commentary from the director of the Neue Galerie New York, Renée Price.
Egon Schiele: Portraits is on view at:
Neue Galerie New York 1048 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street, New York, NY 10028 October 9, 2014-April 20, 2015