Wien - Vienna


Feldmühlgasse 11/15a

Phone: +43-(0)664- 401 57 17

Klimt Villa Wien

From 1912 to 1918, during the last span of his life, Klimt rented this small house situated within a wild garden of flowers and fruit trees. After Klimt’s death (in 1918) and after the new construction of a villa (on top of the studio house, in 1923) the building’s history resembles the Tale of the Sleeping Beauty; only in 1998 it was reawakened by the Klimt Society. Here is the last studio of Gustav Klimt, the only one still in existence; it offers an authentic insight into the painter’s life and work.

Gustav Klimt made the following observations about himself as a painter: "...There is no self-portrait of me. I am not interested in my own person as a subject of a picture - more in other people, especially women, but even more so in other appearances. I am convinced that as a person I'm not particularly interesting. (…) I'm a painter who paints day in and day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits. Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognize what I am and what I want."


From 1883 to 1888, Gustav Klimt was part of the “Künstlercompagnie

Exhibitions (3)

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Forthcoming exhibitions


E V E N T S 2 0 0 7

- 14. April (Sa.) 17 Uhr, Vernissage
Ausstellung Josef Bernhardt (bis 6. Mai)
- 12. Mai bis 8. Juli, Ausstellung
Oswald Auer - Michael Schneider - Wolfgang Tambour
Radierungen, Holzschnitte und Arbeiten mit dem Leben im Wasser
- 5. Juni (Di.) 19.30 Uhr, Lesung
mit Kammerschauspielerin Hilde Sochor
"Alte Dame - Grauer Hund" von Lida Winiewicz
- 14. Juli bis Okt., Ausstellung
Graphische Arbeiten von 45 Künstlern aus Europa, Nord- u. Südamerika


Kijiro Ohta & Gustav Klimt
Zu Besuch bei Klimt in Wien (1913)
Das Atelier in Unter St. Veit in Wien
Herausgeber: Verein Gedenkstätte Gustav Klimt

Kijiro Ohta beendete sein Studium der Malerei in Tokio im Januar 1908 und setzte es im Februar fort - an der Académie des Beaux Arts in Gent, Belgien. Er blieb fünf Jahre und bereiste Europa. Im Frühjahr 1913, kurz vor seiner Rückkehr nach Japan, kam Ohta mit großen Erwartungen nach Wien, um Gustav Klimt einen Besuch in seinem Hietzinger Atelier abzustatten. - Der Bericht über seinen Aufenthalt in Wien, eine kostbare Vignette des gesellschaftlichen und künstlerischen Lebens in der Metropole, und über sein Zusammentreffen mit dem Meister wurde im Jahr 1914 in der Kunstfach­zeitschrift "Bijutsu-shinpo" ("Neues aus der Welt der Kunst") veröffentlicht.
"Zu Besuch bei Gustav Klimt" präsentiert nun Kijiro Ohtas Beschreibung erstmals in deutscher, englischer und französischer Übersetzung mit japanischem Faksimile, mit ausführlichen biographischen Daten zu seinem und zu Klimts Leben und zahlreichen Abbildungen.

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Admission free

Opening hours

Klimt's last studio inside the "Klimt Villa" is open from Easter Sunday until the end of October, on Sundays and public holidays, between 3.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Also by appointment, telephone +43-(0)664 - 401 57 17.
The programme offers readings, exhibitions, guided visits etc

Getting there

U4-Station "Unter St. Veit" or
Tramline 58, Station "Verbindungsbahn"

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Museum internal and external photos (1)

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1862 Gustav Klimt was born on 14 July in Baumgarten, a suburb of Vienna, the second of seven children (three boys, four girls). Mother: Anna Klimt, née Finster, from Vienna (1836-1915); father Ernst Klimt (1834-1892), an engraver, had moved to Vienna from northern Bohemia.

1876-83 Student at School of Arts and Crafts of the Austrian Museum for Art and Industry. His brothers, Ernst (1864-1892) and Georg (1867-1931) are also students there. Taught to paint by Ferdinand Julius Laufberger (1829-1881) and Julius Victor Berger (1850-1902). In 1879 Gustav and Ernst, together with Franz Matsch (1861-1942), contribute to the Grand Festive Procession, designed by Hans Makart (1840-1884), to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth.
1883 Foundation of the "Künstlercompagnie" (Artists Company) with his brother Ernst and with Franz Matsch. They share a studio in the 6th district at Sandwirtgasse 8 from which the Klimts are able to financially support their impoverished family.

1886-92 The "Artists Company" creates staircase and ceiling paintings for various theatres in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Hermesvilla in Vienna. In 1889 Klimt visits the Salzkammergut for the first time, and in 1890 receives the 'Kaiserpreis' for his painting of members of Viennese society in the Burgtheater. In 1891 his brother Ernst marries Helene Flöge (1871-1936). Gustav paints a portrait of her younger sister, Emilie Flöge (1874-1952). This was one of his first portraits.
1892 The studio cooperative moves. The new studio is at Josefstädter Straße 21 in the 8th district. Death of Gustav Klimt's father a...+ [ Read all ]