Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
The strange life of Austrian painter Egon Schiele, one of the fathers of expressionism, is chronicled in this dramatic biography. He began his career during his stint as a soldier in WWI. He gained notoriety for his pornographic nudes and was eventually arrested for creating them. At the same time, his first love dies, and his next lover dumps him. His paintings finally become popular at the war's end. Unfortunately, he dies of a strange disease before he can enjoy his success.
arrest, artist, Austria, death, disease, humiliation, infamy, international, love, painting, pornography, sketch, soldier, sorrow, suffering, sweetheart, torment, war, wife