One of the most controversial artists of his time, best known for his sensual portraits of women. He was also the founder and president of the Vienna Sezession, an ornamental style of painting similar to Art Nouveau.
Born in: Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria
Birthday and astrological sign: July 14, 1862, Cancer
Nationality: Imperial Austrian
Movement: Art Nouveau, Symbolism
Died: February 6, 1918, Age 55
Quote: Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do.
Fun Facts: He lived in poverty as a child, he often used prostitutes for models, and in 2003 his masterpiece, Landhaus am Attersee, sold for $29,128,000.