- Born: 6. May 1880 in Aschaffenburg
- Died: 15. June 1938
Founded the artists' group "die Brücke"
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany, on May 6, 1880. He showed an early interest and talent for art, and began drawing and painting as a teenager.
The artist was a very talented artist.
In 1901, Kirchner began his studies at the Technical University in Dresden, where he studied architecture. During his studies, he met Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, with whom he would later found the artists' group "Die Brücke."
In 1905, Kirchner and his fellow artists founded the artist group "Die Brücke" in Dresden. They wanted to take a new direction in art and reject the traditional academic style. Kirchner became one of the leading exponents of Expressionism.
The works of Kirchner and the Brücke artists were characterized by bold colors, expressive brushstrokes, and a portrayal of emotional intensity. They explored the themes of the modern city, urban life, and the human figure.
After the outbreak of World War I, Kirchner was drafted by the German army. The experience of the war had a profound effect on his artistic development, and he began painting landscapes and portraits.
In 1921 Kirchner moved to Berlin, where he had a productive period and created many important works. However, he suffered from health problems due to his physical and psychological stress. Finally, in 1938, he collapsed and committed suicide.
Although Kirchner died early, he left behind a significant artistic legacy. Today, his works can be found in renowned museums and galleries around the world. Kirchner's contribution to Expressionism and his innovative approach to art have made him an important figure in modern art history.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1909 to 1926.
Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: Öl auf Leinwand.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Expressionism.
Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner was mainly concerned with the following motives: Landscapes.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors brown, black and green.
4 works of the artist Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner can be found here: Brücke-Museum, Berlin, Deutschland.