Český Krumlov’s Egon Schiele Art Centre marks 30 years

Exhibition of large-format posters for exhibitions held in the gallery

The Egon Schiele Art Centre, one of the most popular attractions in Český Krumlov, first opened its doors in 1993.

Egon Schiele | Photo:  Dorotheum,  Wikimedia Commons,  public domain

The Austrian Expressionist painter Egon Schiele died at only 28. However, he spent spells of his short life in the pretty South Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, where his mother was born and which he knew by its German name, Krumau.

An art centre dedicated to the great artist was opened in Český Krumlov, one of the most visited towns in Czechia, in 1993 and is still going strong today.

During its 30-year existence, the venue’s biggest hit was a Pablo Picasso exhibition, which attracted 90,000 visitors. At present, it offers a display of posters commemorating previous exhibitions.

Permanent exhibition on the life and work of Egon Schiele  (1890-1918),  Egon Schiele Art Centrum | Photo: Český Krumlov Region

An exhibition of photographs by Josef Seidel, “Krumlov at the time of Egon Schiele” is also on show at present.