Gustav Klimt in profile with his hand on his chin, 1907
Leopold Museum, Vienna
Gustav Klimt in profile with his hand on his chin 1907
Gelatin silver print
(Vienna 1881–1963 Frohnleiten)
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
In 1907, Dora Kallmus (1881–1963) was one of the first women to open her own photo studio in Vienna. Within a few months, Studio d’Ora came to be known as the most elegant and renowned address for artistic portrait photography. The pictures by the Austrian photographer were widely circulated through numerous newspapers and magazines in Austria and abroad. At Studio d’Ora, the greats of the worlds of art and fashion, of the aristocracy and 20th century politics stepped in front of the camera. One of the first artists to be photographed by Madame d’Ora in 1908 was Gustav Klimt (1862–1918).