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Nationality/school
German, Swiss
Born
Aschaffenburg 1880-05-06
Deceased
Frauenkirch (Switzerland) 1938-06-15
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Biographical information
Education
Technische Universität (Dresden)
started here in 1901 on a study architecture and learned to paint himself (Frankfurt am Main 2010); 1901-1905 at Fritz Schumacher (Vollmer 1953-1962)
Universiteit (München)
winter semester 1903-1904, architecture study (Frankfurt am Main 2010)
München: opleiding
followed composition lessons and nude drawing at the private school: Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Angewandte und Freie Kunst, with Wilhelm von Debschitz and Hermann Obrist (http://www.kirchnermuseum.ch/25402/4744.html)
autodidact
as a visual artist autodidact (Frankfurt am Main 2010)
Active in
  • Neurenberg 1903
    study trip
  • Dresden 1904
    from 1904; Kirchner's studio became the meeting point for 'Die Brücke' artists (Thieme / Becker 1907-1950)
  • Berlijn 1911 - 1914
  • Königstein im Taunus 1915
    admission to various sanatoriums (Thieme / Becker 1907-1950); here were drawings, wall paintings and woodcuts (according to lemma Wikipedia)
  • Berlijn 1917 - 1918
    in 1918 Kirchner moves to Davos, but his life partner Erna Schilling stays in Berlin until 1921, in 1922 they renounce their home and studio in Berlin
  • Frauenkirch (Zwitserland) 1918 - 1938
    After a few journeys, Kirchner moved into a house in Frauenkirch near Davos on 20 September 1918; In 1937, 32 works by Kirchner as Entartete Kunst are stamped and he is put out of the Prussian Academy.
  • Duitsland 1926
    journey to Frankfurt am Main, Chemnitz, Dresden and Berlin (all data on places of work taken from http://www.kirchnermuseum.ch/25402/4744.html, unless otherwise stated)
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Subjects
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genre, peasant genre, landscape (as genre), nude figure, animal painting (genre), still life, portrait, self-portrait
Medium/technique
pewter (tin alloy), clay, batik (material), oil paint, pencil, wood
began sculpting wood in 1909 (Frankfurt am Main 2010, 289)
Product
relief, woodcut, book illustration, furniture (guide term)
Current
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Expressionism, Die Brücke
Comment
Kirchner Museum Davos, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner-Platz, CH-7270, Davos. Tel. 09-4181432202.
Oeuvre catalog on the drawings, watercolors and drawings in preparation by: Archiv zum Gesamtwerk Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (Kunstchronik 62 (February 2009) nr. 2, p.
Entered on: 1992-01-11; Modification on: 2018-02-06

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