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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a driving force in the Die Brücke group that flourished in Germany before World War I, and is one of the most influential of German Expressionists. Motivated by the anxieties that gripped the whole movement—about humanity’s place in the modern world, loss of spirituality and authenticity—Kirchner had conflicting attitudes to the past and present. An admirer of Albrecht Dürer, he revived the traditional art of woodblock printing, yet he rejected academic styles. After the war, he settled in Switzerland where he painted many landscapes. He was ultimately ostracized from mainstream German art, and was a victim of the Nazi campaign against “Degenerate Art.” (The Art Story)

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