From School Library Journal
Grade 6–8—In this slim volume, significant aspects of the Austrian artist's life, times, and work are touched upon. From frescoes in theaters to elegant portraits mostly of women, the featured paintings are colorful and sometimes ornate with elaborate patterns and accented with gold. The quality reproductions demonstrate the range of Klimt's art from the intimate The Kiss
to the pastoral A Farmhouse on Lake Atter
. This attractive introduction provides enough information for brief reports.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
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About the Author
Stephan Koja is a curator at the Osterreichischen Galerie Belvedere in Vienna. He is the author of numerous titles, including Claude Monet: The Magician of Colour and Gustav Klimt: Landscapes (both by Prestel).