Gustav Klimt quotes

Born
July 14, 1862 Baumgarten, Austrian Empire.

Died
February 6, 1918.

Occupation
Painter.

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter.

There is no self-portrait of me.
– Gustav Klimt

True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.
– Gustav Klimt

I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true.
– Gustav Klimt

Sometimes I miss out the morning’s painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
– Gustav Klimt

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.
– Gustav Klimt

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days – flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.
– Gustav Klimt

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I’m a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening – figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.
– Gustav Klimt

Art is a line around your thoughts.
– Gustav Klimt

Even when I have to write a simple letter I’m scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.
– Gustav Klimt

All art is erotic.
– Gustav Klimt