Known to be fervently and emotionally invested in his art, many of his peers either revered or reviled him. This could be due in part because Schiele had an unfettered fascination with, and appetite for, and access, to the female form. That, along with his eccentric behavior and promiscuous nature, made him a magnet for the ‘undesirables’ in his small town—where he was often observed drawing them nude and in various poses and states of undress.

No Comments