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The inventor of Viennese Art Nouveau (Jugendstil)

Painter, draftsman and a radical who broke representational forms apart, and gave art the last word. As the Vienna Secession’s chief representative, Klimt held a highly influential position in art and culture in the Dual Monarchy, and was in demand as a portraitist to Viennese high society.

• Son of a gold engraver • First president of the Vienna Secession • Revolutionary depictions of females • Best-known work: The Kiss

Videoportrait of Gustav Klimt

Klimt not only communicated his mood in many of his works, but also in the handwritten postcards he sent via pneumatic mail. They were the Tweets and text messages of Viennese Modernism. Now you can share their animated successors with your friends by sending them as digital postcards.