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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Absteigende Kühe und Ziegen (Descending cows and goats)

1919

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Ehepaar Müller (Couple Müller)

1919

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

$35,000 - $70,000

Mädchen mit Ziegen (Girl with Goats)

1917

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

$35,000 - $70,000

Obsternte (Fruit Harvest)

1916

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Zwei Reiter auf dem Hof

1915

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Hundekopf (Head of a Dog)

1908

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Landschaft mit pflügendem Bauer (Landscape with ploughing Farmer)

1906

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Schuppen am Elbufer (Shed on the Elbe bank)

1906

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Preissnitzbrücke

1906

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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An der Berliner Strasse, Dresden

1905

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Strassenbild Dresden (Street in Dresden)

1905

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Mädchenkopf in Lampenbeleuchtung (Head of a Girl illuminated by a Lamp)

1905

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Felder und Wiesen (Fields and Meadows)

1904

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold

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Kopf Henry Van de Velde, Hell. - Van de Felde zwischen Bergen (Portrait of Henry Van de Felde between Mountains)

1917

Alice Adam Ltd.

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Seated Nude

ca. 1909

Alice Adam Ltd.

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Mann und Mädchen am Tisch, Köln (Man and Girl at a Table)

1914

Alice Adam Ltd.

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