Google adorned its homepage today with a Doodle commemorating the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.
Klimt was able to create numerous art works that evoked love, passion and beauty. His most famous piece “The Kiss” was painted between 1907-08 and is currently hanging in the Belvedere Museum.
Born to a gold engraver in Baumgarten in 1862, Klimt spent most of his childhood in poverty. Because of his interest and passion towards artwork, he was awarded a scholarship to the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts (Kunstgewerbeschule) in 1876.
On February 6, 1918, at the age of 55, Klimt died of a stroke and pneumonia and was buried at the Hietzing Cemetery.
He left many unfinished paintings behind him, among them “The Bride” and “Adam and Eve.”
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