Network Vienna 1900 focuses on Klimt's family environment, the master's colleagues, his clients and his most important contemporaries. It also documents the places where Klimt worked, which are seen as the cradle of "Vienna 1900". Space is also given here to the places in Austria and abroad that inspired Klimt.


Already during his student days, Gustav Klimt received a lot of support from his teachers, who gave him his first paid jobs assisting with their own projects. Later, Ferdinand Eitelberger and the architectural office Fellner & Helmer would procure public commissions for the “Künstler-Compagnie.” When Klimt became increasingly famous, his circle of commissioners grew to include his private sphere. Among his benefactors were mostly wealthy, often Jewish personalities from the Viennese upper class.

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Martin Gerlach: Insight into the apartment of Serena and August Lederer, 1920s - 1930s, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bildarchiv und Grafiksammlung
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