|Green Stockings, 1914, Egon Schiele|
|Melon, 1905, Egon Schiele, painted at age fifteen.|
|Winding Brook, 1906, Egon Schiele|
|Egon Schiele Self-portrait,|
1906, age sixteen.
|Self-portrait, 1914, Egon Schiele,|
|View from the Drawing Classroom, Klosterneuburg, 1905, Egon Schiele|
|Seated Woman with Bent Knee, |
1917, Egon Schiele.
|Portrait of Wally, 1912, Egon Schiele|
|Seated Girl Facing Front, |
1911, Egon Schiele
|Children, Egon Schiele|
Together Schiele and Wally moved to Neulengbach, just west of Vienna, seeking inexpensive studio space in which to work. As had been the case in Vienna, Schiele's studio became a gathering place for Neulengbach's delinquent children. And, just as before, Schiele's way of life aroused much animosity among the town's inhabitants. In April, 1912, Schiele was arrested for seducing a young girl below the age of consent. When the authorities came to his studio to place him under arrest, they seized more than a hundred drawings which they considered pornographic. Schiele landed in jail while awaiting his trial. When his case came before a judge, the charges of seduction and abduction were dropped, but the artist was found guilty of exhibiting erotic drawings in a place accessible to children. The judge even burned one of the offending drawings over a candle flame. The twenty-one days Schiele had already spent in custody were taken into account, and he was sentenced to an additional three days. While he was incarcerated, Schiele made the most of his time by creating a series of twelve paintings depicting the difficulties and discomforts of being locked up.
|Egon Schiele (center)|
with two companions during WW I.
|The Family, 1918, Egon Schiele, one of his last works.|