Artist and Studio
Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Emilie Flöge and Gustave Klimt

Emilie Flöge and Gustave Klimt

Emilie Flöge, Gustav Klimt’s model, muse, and companion for years.   (via)

Emilie Flöge, Gustav Klimt’s model, muse, and companion for years.   (via)

Gustav Klimt - his studio in Vienna, with two unfinished paintings, 1918   (via)

Gustav Klimt - his studio in Vienna, with two unfinished paintings, 1918   (via)

Egon Schiele,  Gustav Klimt in blue painter's smock, 1913

Egon Schiele,  Gustav Klimt in blue painter's smock, 1913

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt in 1902
Klimt disliked being interrupted while working so he arranged his visits over breakfast at the Cafe Tivoli. Friends where allowed to drop by and chat but after that he returned to his studio alone to work undisturbed. [i]

Gustav Klimt in 1902

Klimt disliked being interrupted while working so he arranged his visits over breakfast at the Cafe Tivoli. Friends where allowed to drop by and chat but after that he returned to his studio alone to work undisturbed. [i]

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge
During Klimt’s lifetime it was widely assumed that he and Emilie Floge were lovers however that is most likely not the case. The surviving correspondence between the two is voluminous, yet entirely platonic.
Klimt never married but he had many lovers and reportedly fathered somewhere between 3 and 40 illegitimate children.  But despite Klimt’s notorious philandering, Emilie remained true to him not only throughout his life, but also thereafter; she also never married. [src]  [i]

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge

During Klimt’s lifetime it was widely assumed that he and Emilie Floge were lovers however that is most likely not the case. The surviving correspondence between the two is voluminous, yet entirely platonic.

Klimt never married but he had many lovers and reportedly fathered somewhere between 3 and 40 illegitimate children.  But despite Klimt’s notorious philandering, Emilie remained true to him not only throughout his life, but also thereafter; she also never married. [src]  [i]