This visually stunning collection of landscape paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele brings to light a little-known aspect of this famous painter's oeuvre, proving that his mastery extends beyond his radical renditions of the human figure and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life's work. While Schiele is largely revered for his provocative paintings of women, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. Schiele's landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting.
Rudolf Leopold was a student of medicine when he first began to collect paintings by Egon Schiele. From the mid-1950s to 2000 Leopold held numerous world-wide exhibitions of the artist. In 2001, the Leopold Museum opened its doors to the public.