Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

German , 1880 - 1938

Leading German Expressionist painter, sculptor, and printmaker Ernst Ludwig Kirchner studied architecture at the Dresden Technische Hochschule and art in Munich at the Kunsthochschule. Though critics have often tied Kirchner to influences such as Fauvism (Matisse in particular), Cubism, and postimpressionism, the artist himself always denied the influence of others.

In 1905, Kirchner was one of the founding members of the Der Brücke group of avant-garde artists. These artists worked together to develop skills in drawing, painting, and printmaking (woodcut and lithography). Kirchner and Der Brücke were some of the first artists to value printmaking as an independent art form. Even when the design was based on his paintings, Kirchner’s preparation of the matrices and often hand-coloring of the prints, made each print became a unique artistic work.

Kirchner followed other members of Der Brücke to Berlin in 1911, where he produced his most famous street scenes, such as the painting, “Potsdamer Platz” and the related woodcut, “Women in Potsdamer Platz” (1914). After the Dissolution of Der Brücke in 1913 and his marked mental deterioration, Kirchner emigrated to Switzerland and settled near Davos. In 1938, soon after Nazis labeled him a degenerate artist, Kirchner committed suicide.
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Eprosteigender (Ascendant)

1937

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

$35,000 - $70,000

Badeanstalt (Public Baths)

1936

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

$12,000 - $35,000

Postgebäude Davos (Post office in Davos)

1935

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$12,000 - $35,000

Melancholischer Kopf (Portait) (Melancholic Head (Portrait))

1929

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$12,000 - $35,000

Badende im Waldbach (Bathers in the forest stream)

1923

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$12,000 - $35,000

Blakten (Sauerampferblätter) sieden (unvollendet) (Boiling sorrel leaves (unfinished))

1923

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$12,000 - $35,000

Im Palast der Prinzessinnen (At the palace of princesses)

1922

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$12,000 - $35,000

Tannen und Felsen (Firs and Rocks)

1921

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$12,000 - $35,000

Milchmädchen auf dem Bergweg (Milkmaid on the mountain trail)

1920

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

$12,000 - $35,000

Zwei alte Frauen (Two old Woman)

1920

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

$12,000 - $35,000

Junger Hirt mit Pfeife (Young shepherd with pipe)

1920

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$12,000 - $35,000

Nackte Frau an der Quelle (Naked Woman at the Source)

1920

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Zimmerleute (Carpenters)

1920

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$12,000 - $35,000

Berghaus (House on the Mountain)

1919

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

Above $100,000

Kuh am Brunnen (Cow at Well)

1919

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

$12,000 - $35,000

Weidende Kühe (Grazing Cows)

1919

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$12,000 - $35,000