Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait with Chinese Lantern Plant, 1912 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 454

  • Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally Neuzil, 1912 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 453
  • Egon Schiele, »Self-Seer« II (»Death and Man«) © Leopold Museum, Wien, Inv.Nr. 451
  • Egon Schiele, The Hermits, 1912 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 466
  • Egon Schiele, Cardinal and Nun, 1912 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 455
  • Egon Schiele, Setting Sun, 1913 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 625
  • Egon Schiele, Levitation (The Blind ll), 1915 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 467
  • Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait with Raised Bare Shoulder, 1912 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 653
  • Egon Schiele, Crescent of Houses ll ("Island Town") © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 456

Egon Schiele



The Leopold Museum is home to the largest and most eminent Schiele collection in the world. It comprises over 40 paintings and approximately 180 works on paper by Egon Schiele (1890–1918).

The presentation of the collection illustrates Schiele’s artistic progression through a chronological hanging of the Leopold Museum’s works. The exhibition starts with the young Schiele and traces his development from being influenced by Gustav Klimt to his radically expressive phase, which was particularly esteemed by Rudolf Leopold, the collector and founder of the Museum, closing with the works from his »late oeuvre« created shortly before Schiele’s untimely death.

Schiele’s paintings are juxtaposed with comprehensive biographical information, quotes and pictures. This presentation makes the artist’s world accessible to visitors in a transparent and coherent manner.

Finally, the juxtaposition with some select sculptuarl works by Wilhelm Lehmbruck, George Minne oder Ivan Meštrović reveals fascinating parallels with Schiele's oeuvre.

Since all works on paper are highly photosensitive, the drawings, watercolors and prints cannot be permanently exhibited. Aside from special exhibitions, during which works on paper are temporarily displayed, these objects are stored in the museum’s depot and are not constantly accessible to visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience and kindly ask for your understanding. Should you be interested in a specific work on paper, please ask the museum staff if it is currently on display.


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