Neue Galerie, New York
May 24 - August 27
1048 5th Avenue, New York, NY
+1 212 628 6200

This exhibition celebrates the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt with a show that includes major paintings from the gallery’s collection, including Pale Face (1903), Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), The Black Feather Hat (1910), The Park of Schloss Kammer (ca. 1910), Forester House in Weissenbach on the Attersee (1914), Forest Slope in Unterach on the Attersee (1916), and the late work, The Dancer (1916-18). The exhibition also features a number of rare and never-before-seen photographs of the artist and his close companion, the fashion designer Emilie Flöge. A number of Klimt drawings are also included in the exhibition.

Gustav Klimt was born on July 14, 1862, on the outskirts of Vienna. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1876 to 1883. Gustav, his brother Ernst, and colleague Franz Matsch founded the Künstler-Compagnie (Artists’ Company) and they worked together in a historicist style until around 1892. In 1897, Klimt was named the first president of the Vienna Secession, and he quickly established important patrons among the leading art collectors in Vienna. The latter part of his career was devoted primarily to portrait commissions and landscapes, both of which received great acclaim. Klimt died on February 6, 1918.