Gustav Klimt – Austrian Symbolist Painter

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter best known for his paintings of the female body. The son of an engraver, Gustav attended the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts studying architectural painting and soon after started his career painting interior murals and ceilings. He came a founding member and president of the Vienna Secession, a group credited for bringing French Impressionists to the Viennese public. Klimt’s paintings contained radical themes and were considering disturbing. He transformed traditional allegory and symbolism into a new sexual language. During this time he meet Emilie Louise Flöge, who appeared in several of his works. After the Vienna secession years, Gustav’s works are categorized as his Golden phase, where he used gold leaf as a predominant design element. Our collection of Gustav Klimt patterns includes many of his most recognized paintings including The Kiss, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Fulfillment, Expectation, Portrait of Hermine Gallia, The Three Ages of Woman, Danaë, Girlfriends, Hope I, Hope II, Houses in Unterach on the Attersee, Water Serpents I, and Adam and Eve.

Patterns Included In This Set

The Kiss

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

Portrait of Hermione Gallia

The Three Ages of Woman

Girl Friends

Mada Primavesi

Hope II


Lady with Fan

Portrait of Joseph Pembauer

Judith and Holopherne

Portrait of a Girl

Portrait of Emilie Flöge

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady


Portrait of Helene Klimt

Water Nymphs

Portrait of Friederike Maria Beer

Portrait of Johanna Staude

Adam and Eve


Houses at Unterach on the Attersee

The Virgin

Apple Tree

Portrait of Margaret Stonborough Wittgenstein

Portrait of Fritza Riedler

Poppy Field

The Sunflower

Lady with Hat and Featherboa

Death and Life


The Big Popular II

Beethoven Frieze

Hope I

Sonja Knips

Nudia Veritas

Portrait of Serena Lederer