Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

(German, 1880–1938)

zwei strassenarbeiter by ernst ludwig kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Zwei Strassenarbeiter, 1936

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Biography

Timeline

1880
Born in Aschaffenburg
1890
His family settled in Chemnitz
1901 - 1905
Studied architecture in Dresden and pictorial art in Munich
1905
Founded the „Brücke“ group in Dresden together with Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
1911
Moved to Berlin; founded the MUIM Institute together with Max Pechstein
1913
His work was exhibited in the Armory Show, New York; first solo shows in Germany; dissolution of the „Brücke“ group
1914
In the heat of the outbreak of World War I he joined the army and was later discharged because of a physical collapse
1917
Settled in Frauenkirch, near Davos, Switzerland
1920
Major exhibitions in Germany
1931
Was made a member of the Prussian „Akademie der Künste“

Exhibitions

2011
Die unbekannte Sammlung - Klassiker der Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Kirchner. Zeichnungen, Druckgrafiken und Gemälde, Hamburg Kunsthalle
Bildteppiche von Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Entwürfe, Vorlagen, Ausführungen, Museum Biberach
2010 - 2011
Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und Max Pechstein, Der Blick auf Fränzi und Marcella, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
2008
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - The Unexpected New, Michael Werner Gallery, New York City, NY
2007 - 2008
Expressionismus aus den Bergen, Kunstmuseum Bern / Groninger Museum, Groningen / Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland
2007
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Berlin Street Scene, Neue Galerie New York, New York City, NY
2006
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Auf den zweiten Blick, KEOM Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen
2005
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (solo)
2003
The National Gallery, Washington (solo)