Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolours by Jane Kallir (Hardback, 2003)
Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele produced a prolific body of work before his early death in the flu epidemic of 1918 at the age of 28. His few hundred oils have often been reproduced and are well recognized, but he also created nearly 3000 drawings and watercolours. Limited access to these fragile works and dispersion among several collections have made a comprehensive survey of Schiele’s work a rarity., This volume assembles the master draughtsman’s works on paper, providing an opportunity to study his rapid artistic development over the course of a brief 12 years of activity. Each year of his output is introduced and the author discusses his step-by-step progression from child prodigy to master of the human form and expression.