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Florian Kolhammer - Tribute to Georg Klimt

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The underestimated hardly honored master Georg Klimt
Anyone interested in Austrian art circa 1900 cannot avoid the name “Klimt“. The Viennese painter Gustav Klimt is now a recognized name worldwide, found in the world‘s leading museums and an important factor in the art market. Georg Klimt, the younger brother of Gustav and Ernst Klimt, was born in 1867, the fifth of seven children. He began his artistic career attending the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts from 1889 to 1896, where he studied chasing, engraving, and sculpture. After his training, Georg set up his own business in Vienna and worked as a teacher at the Art School for Women and Girls from 1901 to 1922. His life was closely connected with the art scene in Vienna circa 1900. Thus, he received early commissions from his brother Gustav and his colleagues.Among other things, he crafted his parents‘ burial cross and numerous copper frames for his brother‘s paintings. He also received commissions from the Wiener Werkstätte and other institutions...

BRAFA 2024 - Florian Kolhammer - Tribute to Georg Klimt