Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ludwig Ernst Kirchner

12" oil on panel from my current homage series.
A bit about Kirchner:
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Photographic self-portrait 1919
Birth name Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Born May 6, 1880(1880-05-06)
Aschaffenburg
Died June 15, 1938(1938-06-15) (aged 58)
Nationality German
Field Painting
Training Königliche Technische Hochschule
Movement Expressionism
Works Marzella, 1909-1910

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) 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. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was discharged. In 1933, his work was branded as "degenerate" by the Nazis and in 1937 over 600 of his works were sold or destroyed. In 1938 he committed suicide.

4 comments:

Olavia said...

Просмотрела портреты - интересная серия получается. И спасибо за интересную информацию о художниках

Rachel K Schlueter said...

Добро пожаловать!

Regina Case said...

Fascinating face-I like your portrait better than the photo.

Rachel K Schlueter said...

Well thank you!!