Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880—1938)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Gerti mit Maske, ca. 1910
India ink on paper
24.8 x 24.6 cm

Biography

1880 — Born May 6th in Aschaffenburg.

1901 — Studies architecture in Dresden.

1903 — Semester at the Academy oh Arts in Munich.

1905 — Founding member of the artist group „Brücke“.

1906 — Dodo becomes Kichners model and mistress.

1909 — Fränzi Fehrmann becomes muse of the „Brücke“.

1910 — Member of the Deutsche Künstlerbund.

1911 — Moves to Berlin. Co-founder of the MUIM-Institut (Institut for modern painting).
Acquaintance with the sisters Erna und Gerda Schilling.

1912 — Participation in the Sonderbundausstellung, Cologne.

1913 — Writes the chronic of the „Brücke“. Disbandment of the „Brücke“.

1915 — Volontary Soldier in World War I. Suffers a nervous breakdown and dismissal as a result his military service. Sanatorium in Königsstein.

1916 — Sanatorium Kohnstamm and in December sanatorium in Berlin.

1917 — Moves to Davos. Admitted to Sanatorium Bellevue, Kreuzlingen.

1918 — Moves to Frauenkirch.

1921 — Aquaintance with the dancer Nina Hard in Davos.

1922 — Works together with the weaver Lise Gujer.

1923 — Moves into the “Wildbodenhaus” near Frauenkirch.

1931 — Member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.

1937 — 639 works are confeiscated by the Nazi regime.

1938 — Commits suicide on June 15th in Frauenkirch.