Breathtaking paintings and drawings from the Neue Galerie New York, which holds the largest collection of works by Egon Schiele in any American public museum, are included in this sumptuously illustrated book. Austrian Expressionist painter Egon Schiele was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. While his explicit nudes and self-portraits created controversy in Europe and America, his skill as a draftsman and his artistic passion are unquestionable. In addition to presenting superb reproductions of more than 150 paintings and drawings in the collection, this monograph traces the history of Schiele's reception in the American art world. It offers fascinating background information concerning Schiele collectors, promoters, critics, and followers, as well as the exhibitions, public acquisitions, publications, and other projects relating to the artist that have taken place in the United States. Essays pertaining to Schiele's life in Austria, the lost Schiele collections, and the censorship of the artist during and after his lifetime round out this stunning volume.