symbolist artist

German Symbolist artist, Max Klinger, was born on this day in 1857

March Days II is part of a three-print sequence in the Dramas, Opus IX portfolio depicting the uprisings in 1848, where Germans fought for democracy, unification, and social change. Learn more about Max Klinger’s work.

[Max Klinger. March Days II (Märztage II) from Dramas, Opus IX (Dramen, Opus IX) (first published 1883). Etching and aquatint with chine collé from a portfolio of four etchings with chine collé and six etchings and aquatints with chine collé. Gift of Mr. Harold Halperin]


Portrait of O. M. Nesterova, the artist’s daughter, 1905 // by Mikhail Nesterov by Miguel Catalan

Mikhail Nesterov was a Russian and Soviet painter; associated with the Peredvizhniki and Mir Iskusstva. He was one of the first exponents of Symbolist art in Russia. Born: 31 May 1862; Ufa, Russian Federation. Died: 18 October 1942; Moscow, Russian Federation.

Stjernenatt = Starry Night
Edvard Munch (Norwegian; 1863–1944)
Oil on canvas
Munch Museum, Oslo
© Munch Museum / Munch–Ellingsen Group / BONO, Oslo 2013. Photo: © Munch Museum


Portrait of Sonja Knips, 1898 // by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) by Miguel Catalan

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.