New York, NY — Over the weekend, I made sure to set aside time to see the Egon Schiele: Portraits exhibition at the Neue Galerie before it closed. Discovering Schiele's work was one of the reasons I became an art history major in college. What struck me most back then, and again in viewing the exhibition, was the simplicity of lines and flatness of form in his drawings. Being able to see and appreciate Schiele's work in person was a beautiful experience. I was reminded how much his work has strongly influenced my own style as an illustrator.
UPDATE: The Neue Galerie just announced that the exhibition has been extended through April 20, 2015. Definitely check the exhibition out if you are able.