365 Days of Art: July 14 – Gustav Klimt is Born

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss (Lovers), 1908-1909, oil and gold leaf

July 14, 1862

Gustav Klimt is born. He is commercially successful, even in his lifetime, and rarely at a loss for commissions. His stylized works that focus on flat patterns, stylized, elongated bodies (mostly female), and use gold leaf as a material are still famous today.