Austrian, 1862 - 1918. Gustav Klimt was a painter known for his symbolist style. He was among the leading personalities during the Vienna Secession movement. He was influenced by various aspects of Japanese art and techniques. Gustav Klimt's artworks prominently include paintings along with sketches, murals, objects d'art, and drawings. His prime subjects include female figures depicting eroticism like Danae (1907). Klimt's figurative artworks also feature portraits, landscapes, and allegories. Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten in Austria on July 14, 1862. The painter pursued architectural painting at the Staatliche Kunstgewerbescule and later started his own practice. For a brief period during the start of his career, Klimt produced conventional architectural artworks. He later developed his own style mainly consisting of sensual drawings, which received criticism. One prominent example includes the paintings by Klimt for Vienna University's Great Hall ceiling, which were considered erotic. As a result, Klimt did not accept commissions for public artworks. However, the painter received great acclaim for his 'golden phase' paintings. Gustav Klimt influenced young artists like Egon Schiele. Gustav Klimt's artworks at auction offer Klimt's vibrant square composition landscapes like Bauerngarten (1907). Gustav Klimt's artworks for sale also feature mythical scene paintings made from alternative color blocks and gold leaf like the 1905 artwork titled Life. The artist died on February 6, 1918, in Austria. Today, Gustav Klimt's artwork at auction often garners record-breaking prices like the 2003 sale, which garnered $135 million for his 1907 Adele Bloch-Bauer I portrait. Today, Gustav Klimt's artwork involving drawings and paintings is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Musée d’Orsay, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, and others. Collectors can find Gustav Klimt's artwork for sale at leading auction galleries and their online platforms for sale.