Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
German painter and sculptor, best known for his large series of nightmarish etchings. Conscious of, but detached from the new ideas and style of late 19th century Europe, Klinger is difficult to classify, though much of his work can be considered Symbolist. Subjects and influences run the gambit from commentary of prostitution, late 19th century Berlin living conditions, and the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche. His "Beethoven Monument" (1899-1902) pays a monstrous homage to the composer, depicted as a Greek god on a large alabaster throne.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®:ULAN 500023867. The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
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