Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

1880-1938 Germany/Expressionism (Die Brücke Group)

 

Brief Biography-Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany in 1880. In 1901 he studied architecture in Dresden, and four years later, he co-founded the 'Die Brücke' with three other students. It was similar in style to the Fauves group in France; it lasted until 1913. From the group, expressionism emerged. Kirchner spent time in the military service during WW1 and suffered a nervous breakdown. He entered a Berlin sanatorium in 1916. The Nazis purged his work and his patrons, and he shot himself in Switzerland in 1938. In America, his paintings achieved exceptionally high prices and still do worldwide.

 

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Basel and the Rhine

Basel and the Rhine

Street Scene

Berlon Street Scene

Tavern

Tavern

Potsdamer Platz

Potzdamer Platz

Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburger Tor

Marzella

Marzella

The Visit

The Visit, Couple and Newcomer

Brothers

Two Brothers

Nollendorf Platz

Nollendorf Platz

People Playing

Playing People

Archers

Archers

A Woman

A Woman

Bildnis Gerda

Bildnis Gerda

Bathing Women

Bathing Women and Children

Forest Edge

At the Forest Edge

Alpine Kitchen

Alpine Kitchen

Blond Woman

Blond Woman in a Red Dress

Bridge

Bridge on the Priessnitzmundung

Coffee Drinking

Coffee Drinking Women

Cafe in Davos

Cafe in Davos

Colourfur-dance

Colourfur-dance

Dancing Woman

Dancing Woman

Davos with Church

Davos with Church

Elisabethufer

Elisabethufer

Female Rider

Female Rider

Wood Sculptures

Four Wood Sculptures

Franzi

Franzi in front of Carved Chair

Great Lovers

Great Lovers

Interior

Interior

Kneeling

Kneeling in front of Red Screen

Landscape

Landscape with Chestnut Tree

Marcella

Marcella

Mask-dance

Mask-dance

Mountain Atelier

Mountain Atelier

Girls

Girls Behind Curtain

In Orange-

In Orange and Yellow

Red Tree

Red Tree on the Beach

Seated Female

Seated Female Study

Sertigweg

Sertigweg

Snowy Landscape

Snowy Landscape

Still life with Plastics

Still life with Plastics

Streetwalker

Street With Red Streetwalker

The Dealer Manfred

The Dealer Manfred at the Schames

The Red Tower

The Red Tower in Halle

Tower Room

Tower Room

Two Acrobats

Two Acrobats

Violett House

Violett House

Witch and Scarecrow

Witch and Scarecrow in the Snow

Women Playing

Women Playing with a Ball

Wrestlers in a Circus

Wrestlers in a Circus