Size: 15.5 x 20 inches
Artist: Egon Schiele
A poster by the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio, showing a work by Egon Schiele, "Girl in Black" dating from 1911. Schiele's art has shaped the canon of art history. A tormented soul, his work was and remains provocative and often shocking. Defiling the classical nude through expressive and unconventional renderings of models, he also defied academic conventions despite his obvious talent in rendering classical pictures. A pioneer of the Expressionist movement, Schiele had a short-lived career filled with tremendous turbulence and accomplishment. Schiele reached the peak of his career just before WWI, participating in notable group exhibitions and having his first solo show in Paris in 1914. Four years later in 1918 he succumbed to the Spanish Flu, three days after his pregant wife was taken by the same disease. He was 28 years old.
His legacy lives on in this poster, a beautiful portrait used to advertise an exhibition of his work. Poster is unlined and in very good condition.