LEOPOLD, Elisabeth and Rudolf
Egon Schiele : Paintings, Water-colours, Drawings
Munich : Hirmer Verlag GmbH, 2021. Thick quarto, 30.5 x 31 cm, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 736, extensively illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap.
The definitive monograph on Egon Schiele.
The monograph on Egon Schiele edited by Rudolf Leopold in 1972 forms the basis for Egon Schiele’s world fame. This important document of art-historical literature has long been out of print, but it is now available once more in a revised edition with an updated catalogue raisonné. At the same time this magnificent volume provides an insight into the artist’s life through letters, sketches and documents.
Rudolf Leopold recognised back in the 1950s Schiele’s outstanding significance for art. He was largely responsible for ensuring that the artist received the place he deserved in art history and public awareness. The monograph presented Schiele’s paintings, watercolours and drawings chronologically in large-format colour plates. It is complemented by a profound examination of his motifs, studies, sketches and documents and provides a comprehensive overview. The current edition pays tribute to Leopold’s achievement and the revised catalogue raisonné reflects the current state of research.
Throughout his life, the Austrian collector Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010) devoted his attention to the work of Egon Schiele. He assembled the world’s largest collection of Schiele’s works and helped to establish the artist’s world fame.