"Austrian, 1890- 1918. Famous for notorious artworks portraying raw sexuality, Egon Schiele transformed 20th-century Modernist figurative painting. Schiele was born in Tulln an der Donau and was the son of a station master. As a kid, Schiele was drawn towards trains and spent hours sketching them. While studying at Vienna’s School of Arts and Crafts, Schiele got acquainted with artists Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. The expressionist painter soon dropped out of school and went on to study painting under artist Gustav Klimt, a master expressionist painter. Although Schiele’s style was similar to that of Klimt, his work featured a stylized depiction of human features. The fluid sketches by Egon Schiele also offer glimpses of Auguste Rodin’s drawing style. The artist’s paintings always exaggerate emotions and focus on angular lines and typical expressionist color combinations. Hermits, Kauernde, and Mutter & Tochter are a few available Egon Schiele’s artworks at auction. Egon Schiele’s works continue to inspire many modern artists today. Many of his important paintings are on display at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. "