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Egon Schiele painting of his uncle rediscovered after over 90 years

A painting by Egon Schiele depicting the artist’s uncle and legal guardian has been rediscovered after being missing for more than 90 years, a museum has said. Leopold Czihaczek at the Piano (1907) was found within a Viennese private collection and will go on public display for the first time at the Leopold Museum in Austria, which houses the largest and most eminent collection of works by the great expressionist.
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5 Paintings by Egon Schiele That Showcase the Austrian Artist’s Striking Style

Austrian painter Egon Schiele was a major figurative painter of the 20th century. Within his short career, he created over 3,000 works on paper and around 300 paintings on canvas. Best known for his contorted portraits, Schiele rejected society’s conventional view of beauty and preferred to capture the true—and often ugly and explicit—emotions of his subjects. His work was often considered shocking at the time, but his signature style—angular lines and muted color—made him a pioneer of Austrian Expressionism.
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German Panel Recommends Restitution of Nazi-Looted Egon Schiele Painting

In 1917, artist Egon Schiele painted the watercolor Crouching Female Nude. It spent many years in the collection of Dr. Heinrich Rieger, a dentist who sometimes accepted art in lieu of payment. Sadly, the painting ended up being looted by the Nazis before Rieger and his wife were murdered in concentration camps. In 1966, Crouching Female Nude was donated to the city of Cologne, and it has been part of the collection of the Museum Ludwig since 1976. That seems likely to change, however.
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