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Egon Schiele was born June 12, 1890, to Marie and Adolph Schiele in Tullin, a small town on the Austrian Danube where Adolph was stationmaster. Egon had two older sisters - Elvira (who lived only ten years) and Melanie - and one younger sister, Gertie, to whom he was the closest in his childhood. In 1915, Schiele married Edith Harms, who lived with her parents across the street from his studio.



This change necessitated the termination of his four year relationship with the ever faithful Wally. A few days after the wedding, Schiele was inducted into the army. Austria shielded its cultural elite from dangerous duty, sparing Schiele from combat; nevertheless, it was a rocky beginning for a marriage paring such differing sensibilities.













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