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Egon Schiele

February 6 – May 8, 1994
West Building, Central Gallery

Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait, c. 1917, cast c. 1925-1928, bronze, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lauder, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1991.36.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: A retrospective exhibition of 20 paintings, 27 watercolors, 33 drawings, and a sculpture by Egon Schiele, from public and private collections, included a number of works from Austria that had not previously been seen in the United States. This was the first large Schiele exhibition in the United States since 1965.

Organization: The exhibition was organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator at the National Gallery, advised on the selection of works. Guest curator was Jane Kallir, co-director of the Galerie St. Etienne, New York.

Sponsor: The exhibition received support from a public and private consortium, including Goldman Sachs, Bank Austria, Creditanstalt, Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Austrian Cultural Institute of New York, the City of Vienna, the International Corporate Circle of the National Gallery of Art, Joan and David Maxwell, and His Excellency Helmut Tuerk, Austrian Ambassador to the United States. Additional assistance was provided by the Austrian National Bank, the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the City of Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Institute of New York, Austrian Airlines, and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The Austrian Ambassador served as honorary patron for the exhibition.

Attendance: 150,285

Catalog: Egon Schiele, by Jane Kallir with an essay by Alessandra Comini. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994.

Brochure: Egon Schiele, by Jane Kallir. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1994.

Other Venues: Indianapolis Museum of Art, May 28–August 7, 1994
San Diego Museum of Art, August 27–October 30, 1994

Schiele, Egon
Austrian, 1890 - 1918