Claimed to be the only Austrian Impressionist, he didn’t start painting full-time until he was 43, and died twelve years later. Here are some superb paintings.
Unusual landscapes, from Barbizon through Impressionist to Symbolist. She died suddenly at the age of only 47, and is now being rediscovered.
Born in north Norway, trained in Germany, he mostly painted breathtaking views of fjords. But in 1892, he seized the opportunity to change the history of art, and became godfather to one of the world’s most famous paintings.
One more outstanding landscape, and a series of figurative works, one of which may show his aspirations for the future.
He turned more to figurative painting in his final years, inspired by Hodler. Superb stained glass design for an Art Nouveau church in Vienna’s psychiatric hospital, and a dress for Klimt’s partner.
Landscapes influenced by Hodler dominate his painting prior to the First World War. They seem timeless and eternal, some of his finest art.
He returned to painting in 1907, when he started making landscapes inspired by those first of Klimt, then of Hodler.
A great artist and designer alongside Gustav Klimt and Ferdinand Hodler in the Vienna Secession, his work is little-known outside Austria today.
He first painted rural workers, in a distinctive earth palette. Then came the war, which changed everything.
A major painter in Austria in the early 20th century, his early paintings appear Naturalist. Then in 1900 he saw the work of Hodler, and his work changed dramatically.