Jane Kallir is co-director of St. Etienne Galerie in New York. Founded in 1939 by her grandfather Otto Kallir, the gallery not only organized Egon Schiele’s first solo exhibition, but those of Erich Eckel, Gustav Klimt, Oscar Kokoshka and Paula Modersohn-Becker. The gallery is also known for representing singular artists such as Grandma Moses. The archives of the Galerie St. Etienne and the work done by its directors are among the main sources of knowledge of Austrian art of the early twentieth century.
Art historian specialized in the work of Egon Schiele, Jane Kallir is the author of L'oeuvre complet (Gallimard, 1990) and the curator of many exhibitions on Schiele and his contemporaries. On the occasion of the various exhibitions commemorating the centenary of the artist’s death in 1918, she revisits the artist’s career and his topicality.