The personal sketchbook of the 20th century art giant: Egon Schiele. Filled with scribbled musings and romantic portraits from his early career, The book includes images of Schiele’s previously unpublished journal, providing a rare glimpse into the short-lived existence of an artist who died at only 28 years old.
Among the sketches found in the journal is a portrait of Margarete Partonek (pictured below) – a girl who caught the attention Schiele when he was 15 years old. The artist quickly became obsessed with the young woman, drawing images of her and writing her poetry with a persistance only teenagers can muster. According to the Guardian, the love story is documented in a series of letters at Vienna’s Leopold Museum.