In 1918, 50 million people died in a global influenza epidemic, including the artist Egon Schiele (pictured). He was 28 when he died, just 2 months after his pregnant wife Edith. Alongside the vast suffering endured during the epidemic, 1918 also saw the end of the First World War. Schiele understood the power of the artist as persona and 100 years on, his self-portraits remain poignant, disturbing parallels to the horror of war. To learn more about Schiele, William Kentridge’s new piece, which premiered at @tate last week, and more, pick up a copy of the Tate Etc Summer edition.