Golden Boy Gustav Klimt | Exhibition | Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

The exhibition explores how Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) developed his unique style and how the Austrian artist was inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Toorop, Rodin, Whistler, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Matisse and many other artists.

New research has revealed which artists influenced Klimt, and which he admired. Klimt co-founded the Vienna Secession art society, where European modern art was exhibited for the first time in 1898. From then on, each exhibition organised by the society offered Klimt a new wave of inspiration and creativity.

Copy ©Van Gogh Museum, image: Judith, 1901, ©Belvedere, Vienna