Klimt was born in 1862 in the Viennese suburb of Baumgarten, house No. 4. The house on today’s Linzer Strasse 247 was demolished in 1966. A memorial plaque commemorates Klimt’s birthplace at this location. While attending the School of Arts and Crafts, he lived at what is now Burggasse 47. Klimt was once supposed to learn the profession of gold engraver, like his father, but a scholarship enabled him to attend this school, where he began his studies. He founded his first artist company with his brother Ernst in the 1880s. After several trips to Krakow, Trieste, Venice and Munich, he moved into a studio in Vienna opposite the Theater an der Josefstadt and in 1897 was not only a co-founder of the Vienna Secession, but also its president until 1899. It was precisely at this time that his golden period began, which was to last until 1910. Klimt’s most famous works were probably created during this period. Judith I (1901), Beethoven Frieze (1902), Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907) and probably the most famous painting in the world “The Kiss” (1908-1909), which can be found today in the Belvedere. Klimt, who is considered the greatest representative of Viennese Art Nouveau, died in 1918 in the 9th district of Vienna.