Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was a nineteenth century Austrian painter (1862-1918). After his time in art school, Gustav Klimt joined his brother in building a business to paint murals on walls and ceilings of mansions, theaters, and universities.

Although he was working with the elites of society and came from a rich family, he became well known for challenging society and the traditional academic art of his time. He became famous for his painting ‘The Kiss’, which was created as rebellion against tradition for its erotic nature. Klimt's decorative style and the erotic nature of his works were seen as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time.

On McIntosh mugs you will find Klimt’ charming challenge of society and its restrictive traditions.