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Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait as St. Sebastian- Poster for Art Exhibition, 1915, Vienna, Austria. 

Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait as St. Sebastian- Poster for Art Exhibition, 1915, Vienna, Austria. 

Egon Schiele, Seated Woman with Bent Knee, 1917, Crayon and watercolor on paper. 

Egon Schiele, Seated Woman with Bent Knee, 1917, Crayon and watercolor on paper. 

Egon Schiele, Study of Hands, 1913, Watercolor. 

Egon Schiele, Study of Hands, 1913, Watercolor. 

Egon Schiele, Clothed Woman Reclining, c. 1910, Pencil on paper. 

Egon Schiele, Clothed Woman Reclining, c. 1910, Pencil on paper. 

Egon Schiele, Man with Blue Headband and Hand on Cheek, 1909, Pencil on paper. 

Egon Schiele, Man with Blue Headband and Hand on Cheek, 1909, Pencil on paper. 

Egon Schiele, The Artist’s Sister, Melanie, 1908, Oil on canvas. 

Egon Schiele, The Artist’s Sister, Melanie, 1908, Oil on canvas. 

Egon Schiele, Autumn Trees with Fuchsias, 1909, Oil on canvas. 
Even the artist’s landscapes are done in his strong, expressive, and  stylized lines, and like his figures, are slightly tormented. 

Egon Schiele, Autumn Trees with Fuchsias, 1909, Oil on canvas. 

Even the artist’s landscapes are done in his strong, expressive, and  stylized lines, and like his figures, are slightly tormented. 

Egon Schiele, Drawing Nude before Mirror, 1910, Pencil. 
Schiele frequently used female prostitutes or working class girls for his figure studies. Their depictions are highly sexualized. 

Egon Schiele, Drawing Nude before Mirror, 1910, Pencil. 

Schiele frequently used female prostitutes or working class girls for his figure studies. Their depictions are highly sexualized. 

Egon Schiele, Sunflowers, 1908, Oil on cardboard. 

Egon Schiele, Sunflowers, 1908, Oil on cardboard. 

Egon Schiele, Reclining Woman with Red Blouse, 1908, Watercolor on paper, Private Collection. 

Egon Schiele, Reclining Woman with Red Blouse, 1908, Watercolor on paper, Private Collection.