Born 1890, Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter, his work being passionate, intense and full of raw sexuality with an array of self-portraits, many of them naked. He was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His art portrayed twisted body shapes and expressive lines. At age 15 he was given a tutor, and in 1906 applied to the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts). Within a year, he was sent to the more traditional Akademie der Bildenden Künste but left after three years due to his teacher being too strict.