(Attributed to) Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918.) An ink drawing of Klimt's primary subject, the female body. Signed, matted and framed to museum specifications which include top grade acrylic and acid free backing. Because of the light background, it is difficult to photograph without glare, so the picture is on a slight angle for that reason only. It measures 19" x 25". Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 - February 6, 1918) was the leader of the Vienna Secession movement and was a master of symbolism. He embedded allusions to sexuality and the human psyche in the rich, lavishly decorated figures and patterns that populated his canvases, murals, and mosaics. Often, their messages—of pleasure, sexual liberation, and human suffering—were only thinly veiled. His more risqué pieces, depicting voluptuous nudes and piles of entwined bodies, scandalized the Viennese establishment. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art.