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Egon Schiele

Expressionist rebel

Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter from the 20th century, known for his scandalous lifestyle and his equally scandalous signature style. Mentored by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele was a leading artist of the expressionist movement and loved to reflect the inner thoughts and feelings of the subjects of his portraits.

During his short life he created over 3000 drawings, many of them with an erotic slant. He was not one to conform – neither in life, nor in his work – and his art has a unique and sometimes challenging style. Never dull and always thought-provoking, his drawings make a fascinating addition to any home. Take a look at our collection of Egon Schiele prints to find your favourite…

Unconventional portraits

Egon Schiele was perhaps most famous for his portraits and his revealing self-portraits. You’ll find an intriguing collection of nudes that celebrate the human form in all shapes and sizes. Not one to romanticise, his portraits often have a startling and distorted look, with bodies contorting into angular shapes and defying the conventional ideas of beauty. This is what makes his work so interesting! Intimate self-portraits, such as ‘Seated male nude’, and erotic scenes like ‘Two women in embrace’ or ‘Lovers’ would look great in an adult bedroom.

Towns and countryside

While he was best known for his portraits, Egon Schiele also painted some beautiful landscapes during his career. He captured the heady jumble of everyday life, with its colourful houses, historic buildings and boats in paintings such as ‘Houses in Krumau’ and ‘Port of Trieste’. He also created some delicate paintings of trees, capturing their stark winter look in ‘Bare trees’ and their heavy wilting in ‘Autumn Sun’.

The best material for your Egon Schiele pictures

To help your pictures looks their best make sure you choose the right material. Delicate sketches with a high proportion of white look beautiful printed on lightweight Forex foam board, allowing the subtle features of the drawings to shine.

If your chosen image has intense colours, then choosing slender acrylic glass or Alu-Dibond will enhance the drama of your print. Paintings look wonderful printed on authentic canvas and framed in a shadow frame to give a gallery feel, while at the lower end of the budget our high-quality photo paper gives a great performance for the price. Now all you have to do you decide where to hang your new prints!