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Kab, Max
Kabaker, Gayle
Kadmiri, Aziz
Kadmiri, Aziz
Kafantaris, Tina
Kahn, Andrea
Kahn, Claire
Kalina, Emily
Kamikura, Joyce
Kaminsky, Earl
Kammar, Zipi
Kandinsky, Wassily
Kane, Art
Kappa, Diane
Karen Lorena, Parker
Kaseguma, Gale
Kasun, Theresa

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Artist Gustav Klimt

"Born in 1862, Gustav Klimt was the principal Austrian Art Nouveau painter and one of the founders of the Vienna Sezession, a group of artists and architects who formed their own exhibition society and denounced the classical academic training of the time. Trained at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, he was essentially a decorator and, from 1883 to 1892, he shared a studio for decorative painting with his brother, completing projects which included work in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, in 1891. From around 1898, after a barren period of about six years, Klimt became influenced by a variety of themes, including Japanese art, symbolism and the work of contemporary English painters like Burne-Jones and Alma-Tadema. The result was the creation of a series of paintings depicting highly decorative and erotic female figures, usually with beautifully embellished backgrounds and clothing. Such was his success that Klimt became a significant influence on the Art Nouveau movement. He died in 1918."

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