Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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Birthday
6, 1880
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 15, 1938 (58)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1880
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 15, 1938 (58)

About

Expressionist painter who was inspired by African and Polynesian art. He helped found the artists group Die Brücke or The Bridge that pioneered Expressionism early on.

Before Fame

He studied architecture in Dresden for a brief period, where he learned about freehand drawing, perspective drawing, and art history. He also met and befriended Fritz Bleyl while in his first term.

Trivia

He illustrated a novel by Adelbert von Chamisso.

Family Life

He was born to parents of Prussian and Huguenot ancestry. He led a tragic life devoid of lasting relationships; sadly, he committed suicide in 1938.

Associated With

He and Emil Nolde were both members of Die Brücke.