Otto Kallir and Gustav Klimt: From Vienna to America, Livestreamed, First Gustav Klimt Symposium, Villa Paulick, Attersee, Austria, 10 June 2022

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08:30 – 09:00 h
Accreditation (according to the valid Cov19 regulations)

09:00 – 09:20 h
Film »Longing to be there«. Gustav Klimt on the Attersee

09:20 – 09:30 h
Welcome speech
Mag. Sandra Tretter, MAS, Deputy Director – Klimt Foundation, Vienna

09:30 – 10:00 h
Gustav Klimt‘s Work & Presentation on the Attersee 2003–2022
Mag. Peter Weinhäupl, Director – Klimt Foundation, Vienna
Mag. Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Director – Leopold Museum, Vienna

10:00 – 11:00 h
The Gustav Klimt-Database:
Mag. Sandra Tretter, MAS, Mag. Peter Weinhäupl, Dr. Elisabeth Dutz, Mag. Laura Erhold, Mag. Liza Fügenschuh, Sandra Gradisnik, MA, Barbara Marx, MAKlimt-Database Research Team

11:00 – 11:30 h | Break

11:30 – 12:00 h
On Alice Strobl‘s catalogue raisonné »Gustav Klimt: The Drawings« (Vol. I-IV, 1980–1989) and its continuation in the Albertina - Memories and Current Events
Dr. Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Expert on Klimt drawings and former Curator – Albertina, Vienna

12:00 – 12:30 h
»I can therefore only name the present price of my life- size portraits and that mounts up to ca. 5000 gulden«. Gustav Klimt and his development on the international art market
Mag. Andrea Jungmann, Managing Director – Sotheby’s Austria/Hungary/Poland

12:30 – 14:00 h | Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30 h
»next to it, the death with a grinning grimace«. On the first version and revision of Klimt‘s main work »Death and Life« on the occasion of new sources and material-technological analyses
Mag. Sandra Dzialek, Head of Restoration – Leopold Museum, Vienna
Mag. Dominik Papst, BA Bakk. MA, Scientific Consultant – Leopold Museum, Vienna

14:30 – 15:00 h
Gustav Klimt‘s last landscapes in the context of his unfinished late work
Dr. Markus Fellinger, Curator Collection 19th and 20th Century – Belvedere, Vienna

15:00 – 15:30 Uhr | Break

15:30 – 16:00 h
Otto Kallir and Gustav Klimt: From Vienna to America
Jane Kallir, President – Kallir Research Institute, New York

16:00 – 16:30 h
Klimt collectors of the 20th Century
Dr. Sonja Niederacher, Senior Provenance Specialist – The Museum of Modern Art, New York

16:30 – 17:00 h | Break

17:00 – 17:30 h
»The water rose grows by the lake«. Klimt‘s Art Nature 1880–1918
Mag. Sandra Tretter, MAS, Deputy Director – Klimt Foundation, Vienna

17:30 – 18:00 h
Klimt‘s last Rose. Capturing the fragrance
Julia Asenbaum, MSc, Founder – Fragrantarium Headspace Scents, Vienna

18:00 – 18:30 h | Final discussion and Preview


In 2022 the Klimt Foundation initiates and organizes on the occasion of the 160th birthday of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) in cooperation with the Leopold Museum, Vienna the first international symposium on the world-renowned artist. The conference will presumably be held annually at different Klimt locations and invites both, speakers and the audience, to dis- cover new perspectives in the oeuvre of the Art Nouveau artist.


The first Gustav Klimt Symposium will take place at the historistic Villa Paulick in Seewalchen in Upper Austria, built in 1877. The Attersee was Klimt’s beloved summer destination, the villa from August 1900 an inspiring meeting point for him and his lifetime companion Emilie Flöge. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Klimt Museum in Schörfling, which is managed by the Klimt Foundation, selected areas of this architectural jewel will be accessible in the course of guided tours.


Participation in the Villa Paulick or via online live stream (with simultaneous translation in English) is free of charge.

Registration from May 17, 2022 via: Please note: Limited seat capacity in the Villa Paulick in Seewalchen on the Attersee!


The conference proceedings of the first symposium will be published in 2023.

For a PDF of the programme, see here.

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