Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is the painter who had the most long-lasting influence on the Vienna art scene after the great era of Klimt came to a close. Many contemporaries found Schiele's expressive nudes and self-portraits to be ugly and even morally objectionable. This book gives an overview of the brief and brilliant career of Egon Schiele.
Reinhard Steiner (born 1950) is professor of art history at the University of Stuttgart. His particular areas of interest and expertise include late medieval and Renaissance art as well as the art of the 19th and 20th centuries.