The Leopold Collection is one of the world's most important assemblages of Austrian art. At the heart of the collection are masterpieces of Viennese Art Nouveau, in particular by members of the Vienna Secession founded by Gustav Klimt, and representative works of Austrian Expressionism.
One of the absolute highlights of the Leopold Museum is the largest Egon Schiele collection in the world. Encompassing more than 40 paintings and well over 200 works on paper and handwritten documents, the collection includes masterpieces from all of the artist’s creative periods. The important Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is represented at the Leopold Museum with his famous self-portraits and extraordinary landscapes as well as his large masterpieces "Levitation" (The Blind II) and "The Hermits".
The Leopold Museum presents principal works of Austrian art of the early 20th century by Gustav Klimt (including his masterpiece “Death and Life”), Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin, Richard Gerstl, and Albin Egger-Lienz.
Furthermore, the Leopold Collection comprises important examples of the Austrian arts and crafts movement around 1900 designed by Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche.
The Leopold Collection also features outstanding works from the 19th century by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Friedrich Gauermann, Anton Romako, Emil Jakob Schindler, Carl Schuch, and others.