Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele

Drawings & Watercolours

  1. Jane Kallir
  2. Edited by Ivan Vartanian
  • ISBN 9780500511169
  • 22.90 x 15.20 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 496pp
  • With over 300 colour illustrations
  • First published 2003
‘… this authoritative and beautifully produced account of one of the most compelling figures in modern art is an unmissable bargain’ – RA Magazine
‘Crammed with page after page of stunning colour prints ... punctuated with useful, well-written chapters about the Austrian artist’s life and work’ – Artists & Illustrators

This volume assembles the Expressionist master draughtsman's works on paper for the first time.

Apart from his few hundred paintings, Schiele created nearly 3,000 drawings and watercolours, but limited access to these fragile works has made a comprehensive survey of his work a rarity. Here then is a unique opportunity to study his astonishing artistic development over the 12 years of his brief career.

Jane Kallir, the author of Schiele’s catalogue raisonné, introduces each year of the artist’s output, discussing his step-by-step progression from child prodigy to master of the human form and expression.

Jane Kallir's other books include Egon Schiele (1994); and Egon Schiele: The Complete Works with a Biography and Catalogue Raisonné (1990; expanded 1998). She has curated exhibitions of Schiele’s work throughout the world, and in 2001–2002, she organized ‘Gustav Klimt - Oskar Kokoschka - Egon Schiele’ in Rome and Trieste.