Between 1907 and 1909 Klimt painted five canvases of society women wrapped in fur. Klimt died three years later in Vienna on February 6 1918 having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the influenza epidemic of that year. Guided walking tours through the city allowed people to see some of the buildings where Klimt worked.
Gustav Klimt (July 14 1862 – February 6 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings murals sketches and other objects d'art.