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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

1880 - 1938

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was discharged. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner has received more than 752,590 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is the 104th most popular painter (down from 92nd in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from Germany (down from 186th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Painter.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is most famous for his paintings and drawings of the German town of Davos, Switzerland.

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Among painters, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 104 out of 1,421Before him are Sofonisba Anguissola, Canaletto, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Hans Memling, Oskar Kokoschka, and Georges de La Tour. After him are Guido Reni, Yayoi Kusama, Tamara de Lempicka, Ivan Aivazovsky, Simone Martini, and Antonio da Correggio.

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Among people born in 1880, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 8Before him are Alfred Wegener, Douglas MacArthur, Guillaume Apollinaire, Fedor von Bock, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, and Oswald Spengler. After him are Robert Musil, George Marshall, Ludwig Beck, Franz Marc, André Derain, and Paul Hausser. Among people deceased in 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 7Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Edmund Husserl, Kanō Jigorō, Georges Méliès, Karel Čapek, and Konstantin Stanislavski. After him are Béla Kun, Nikolai Bukharin, Karl Kautsky, Faustina Kowalska, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Robert Johnson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 225 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Walter Ulbricht (1893), Eduard Bernstein (1850), Wilhelm Frick (1877), and Nico (1938). After him are Thomas Müntzer (1489), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Albert Kesselring (1885), John of Austria (1547), Ludwig Erhard (1897), and Jupp Heynckes (1945).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 8Before him are Albrecht Dürer (1471), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Max Ernst (1891), Matthias Grünewald (1480), and Hans Memling (1435). After him are Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Franz Marc (1880), Otto Dix (1891), Gerhard Richter (1932), Emil Nolde (1867), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515).