Egon Schiele's Early Life

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Egon Schiele
By: Farshad Engineer
Early Life
Schiele was born on 12th June 1890 in Tulln, Lower Austria.
When Schiele was a child, he was interested in trains he would devote hours sketching trains, he would sketch so much that his father wanted to destroy his sketchbooks.
At the age of 11 Schiele moved to the nearby city of Krems, to attend secondary school.
Early Life Cont’d.
Schiele was a strange child in the eyes of the people around him, he was a shy and reserved and did not do well in school except for sports and arts.

Before joining the Academy of Fine Arts
At the age of 15 Schiele’s father passed away from syphilis and he became a ward for his maternal uncle, Leopold Czihaczec, who was a railway official just like Schiele’s father. Schiele’s Uncle wanted him to follow his footsteps and become a station master. even though his uncle was worried at his little interest in academics he a saw
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Klimt kindly mentored young artists, Klimt had a bit more interest in Schiele. He bought his drawings, offered to trade them for some of his own drawings, he prepared models for him and introduced him to possible buyers.
He also familiarized Schiele to the Wiener Werkstätte, a arts and crafts workshop connected to the Secession.
First Exibhition
Schiele had his first exhibition in 1908, in Klosterneuburg, Austria .
Schiele left the academy of fine arts in 1909, after finishing his third year, and started the Neukunstgruppe, also known as the New Art Group, with the other frustrated students from his class.
Klimt asked Schiele to put some of his work up at the 1909 Vienna Kunstschau, where he saw the works of Edvard Munch, Jan Toorop, and Vincent van Gogh including other artists as well.
After Schiele was free from the restrictions of the academy 's conventions, he began to look into the human form, and human sexuality. At that time, many found his work disturbing due to the amount of

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