GODFATHER OF GOLD
Gustav Klimt (born July 14, 1862 in Baumgarten, near Vienna, now 14th district, † February 6, 1918 in Vienna, 9th district) was an important Austrian painter, one of the most famous representatives of the Viennese Art Nouveau and founding president of the Vienna Secession.
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THE GOLDEN KNIGHT
The golden knight is a wonderful example of Klimt's style in his golden phase. In many of his paintings, which were created during this period, Klimt partially integrated large areas which were lavishly refined with gold leaf.