Flöge, Emily

FASHION MERCHANT (AUSTRIA)
BORN 30 Aug 1874, Wien - DIED 26 May 1952, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Evangelischer Pfarrfriedhof Simmering, 11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 242, Zentralfriedhof Tor (Gruppe 8 + Allee 4)

Emily Flöge met Gustav Klimt after her sister Helene married Klimt's brother Ernst in 1891. After Ernst's death in 1892 Gustav Klimt was the guardian of their daughter Helene.

Emilie was the model for several of Klimt's pictures, most famously "The Kiss". He designed clothes for the fashion business at the Mariahilderstrasse 1b that she ran with her sisters from 1904 to 1938.

Emily and Klimt have often been assumed to be lovers but this is not certain and Klimt certainly had other lovers. She certainly was his muse and she inherited half of his estate when he suddenly died in 1918.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Flöge, Helene
• was painted by Klimt, Gustav
• was a friend of Klimt, Gustav

Sources
Evangelischer Friedhof Simmering - FLÖGE Emilie

Images

The grave of Emilie Flöge, Helene Flöge and Pauline Flöge at the Evangelischer Friedhof Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2009)

 

The grave of Emilie Flöge, Helene Flöge and Pauline Flöge at the Evangelischer Friedhof Simmering, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2009)

 


Flöge, Helene

Published: 11 Jun 2017
Last update: 11 Jun 2017