Erich Heckel  (German, 1883-1970) 

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Erich Heckel (German, 1883–1970) was a German painter, and one of the founders of the German Expressionist group Die Brücke (literally, the bridge). During the early 1900s, Heckel and other members of Die Brücke, sought to create a link between the work of Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863–1944) and the modern Expressionist paintings. Other founding members of the group included Fritz Bleyl (German, 1880–1966), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938), and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (German, 1884–1976). Like many other Expressionist artists, Heckel used print as a way of making works quickly and cheaply. During World War II, Heckel was prohibited from holding public exhibitions by the Nazi party, who viewed the work as degenerate, and by 1944, most of Heckel’s work had been destroyed. After the fall of the Third Reich, Heckel took a job teaching at the Karlsruhe Academy in Gaienhoften, Germany. He continued painting until his death in 1970.

Between 2004–2005, a retrospective exhibtion, Erich Heckel – His Work in the 1920s was held at the Brücke Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Erich Heckel, Zwei Männer am Tisch

 

Erich Heckel
Zwei Männer am Tisch
1913

Auction: May 16, 2014
Dobiaschofsky Auktionen
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Erich Heckel, Bewachsene Felsen

 

Erich Heckel
Bewachsene Felsen
1943

Auction: May 16, 2014
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Erich Heckel, Ruhende

 

Erich Heckel
Ruhende
1911

Jörg Maass Kunsthandel
Erich Heckel, Der Dom

 

Erich Heckel
Der Dom
1957

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Andreas Sturies
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Erich Heckel, Biarritz

 

Erich Heckel
Biarritz
1929

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen
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Erich Heckel, Gegner

 

Erich Heckel
Gegner
1912

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Erich Heckel, Mann in der Ebene

 

Erich Heckel
Mann in der Ebene
1917

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen
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Erich Heckel, Berghang, Dube H 434 II

 

Erich Heckel
Berghang, Dube H 434 II
1961

Galerie Ewald Karl Schrade Karlsruhe & Mochental
Erich Heckel, Fabrik

 

Erich Heckel
Fabrik
1910

Jörg Maass Kunsthandel
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Erich Heckel, Berghang am See (Berge) (from Europäische Graphik V)

 

Erich Heckel
Berghang am See (Berge) (from Europäische Graphik V), 1965
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Erich Heckel, Regenbogen

 

Erich Heckel
Regenbogen, 1964
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Erich Heckel, Grosse Wolke (1976)

 

Erich Heckel
Grosse Wolke (1976), 1951
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1883   Born in Döbeln, Germany
1904   Studies architecture at the Saxon Technical College, Dresden, Germany
1905   Founding of artist group 'Die Brücke' with Bleyl, Kirchner and Schmidt-Rottluff
1913   Break-up of 'Die Brücke'
1937   Branded as 'degenerate' by Nazi authorities, 729 of his works are confiscated in German museums
1949 - 1955   Professorship at the School of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe
1970   Died in Radolfzell, Germany
2011   Sommergäste. Von Arp bis Werefkin - Die Klassische Moderne in Mecklenburg und Pommern, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Germany
2010 - 2011   Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und Max Pechstein, Der Blick auf Fränzi und Marcella, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
1965   Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1962   Biennale Venice, Italy
1957   Städt. Museum Duisburg, Germany
1956   Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
1955   Günther Franke, Munich
1948   Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
1933   B. Thommen, Basel, Switzerland
1927   Ferdinand Möller, Berlin, Germany
1915   School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1914   Werkbund exhibition, Cologne
1913   Gallery Gurlitt, Berlin (solo)