Gustav Klimt (1862 -1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and the most famous and noticeable member of the Vienna Secession Movement. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, marking his works as eroticism. Klimt's influence comes from Japanese art and its methods.
"Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant -they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognize what I am and what I want." Gustav Klimt