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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

German, 1880–1938

Introduction

Source: Oxford University Press

German painter, printmaker and sculptor. He is one of the most important representatives of Expressionism. He was the leading figure in Die Brücke, which was active in Dresden and Berlin from 1905 to 1913. His pictures of urban life have become the incarnation of the nervously agitated modern state of mind in Europe on the eve of World War I. After 1917, with his depictions of the Swiss mountain landscape of Davos and its inhabitants, he made one of the most important contributions to landscape painting in the 20th century.

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Works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

  • Not on view Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Chestnut Tree in the Moonlight (Kastanienbaum im Mondlicht). (1904)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Chestnut Tree in the Moonlight (Kastanienbaum im...
    (1904)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Chestnut Tree in the Moonlight (Kastanienbaum im Mondlicht). (1904)
  • Not on view Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Umbra vitae (Shadow of Life). 1924
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Umbra vitae (Shadow of Life)
    1924
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Umbra vitae (Shadow of Life). 1924
  • Not on view Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Reclining Nude (Liegender Rückenakt) (tailpiece, table of contents) from Umbra Vitae (Shadow of Life). (1905, published 1924)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Reclining Nude (Liegender Rückenakt)...
    (1905, published 1924)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Reclining Nude (Liegender Rückenakt) (tailpiece, table of contents) from Umbra Vitae (Shadow of Life). (1905, published 1924)
  • Not on view Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Signet/title vignette of the Brücke Artist's Group (Signet/Titelvignette Künstlergruppe Brücke). (1906)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Signet/title vignette of the Brücke Artist's...
    (1906)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Signet/title vignette of the Brücke Artist's Group (Signet/Titelvignette Künstlergruppe Brücke). (1906)
  • Not on view Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Manifesto of the Brücke Artists' Group (Programm der Künstlergruppe Brücke). (1906)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Manifesto of the Brücke Artists' Group...
    (1906)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Manifesto of the Brücke Artists' Group (Programm der Künstlergruppe Brücke). (1906)
  • Not on view Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Girl Before a Mirror (Mädchen vor Spiegel). (1907)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Girl Before a Mirror (Mädchen vor Spiegel)
    (1907)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Girl Before a Mirror (Mädchen vor Spiegel). (1907)
  • Not on view Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Still Life (Stilleben) from the portfolio Brücke 1908. 1907 (published 1908)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Still Life (Stilleben) from the portfolio...
    1907 (published 1908)
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Still Life (Stilleben) from the portfolio Brücke 1908. 1907 (published 1908)
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