Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner

(1880-1938) German

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art.

Throughout 1938, Kirchner became increasingly upset with the situation in Germany. After Austria was annexed by Germany in the Anchluss, Kirchner became disturbed by the idea that Germany might invade Switzerland. On 15 June 1938, Kirchner took his own life by gunshot in front of his home in Frauenkirch.

WORK

L'Expressionisme Allemand (after) Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner, 1965
L'Expressionisme Allemand (after) Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner, 1965
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