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 569,217 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is the 92nd most popular painter (up from 103rd in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Germany (up from 207th in 2019) and the 7th 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 92 out of 1,428Before him are Berthe Morisot, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Paul Signac, Georges de La Tour, Edward Hopper, and Filippo Lippi. After him are Antonio da Correggio, Claude Lorrain, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Duccio, Hans Memling, and Lili Elbe.

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Among people born in 1880, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 9Before him are Douglas MacArthur, Alfred Wegener, Fedor von Bock, Oswald Spengler, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, and Robert Musil. After him are George Marshall, Franz Marc, Ludwig Beck, André Derain, Paul Hausser, and Wilhelm List. Among people deceased in 1938, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 6Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Edmund Husserl, Georges Méliès, Konstantin Stanislavski, and Karel Čapek. After him are Nikolai Bukharin, Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, Kanō Jigorō, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Karl Kautsky.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 186 out of 5,289Before him are Edith Stein (1891), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Adolf Dassler (1900), and Karl Liebknecht (1871). After him are Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Otto von Guericke (1602), Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), Emil Fischer (1852), and Frederick William II of Prussia (1744).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ranks 7Before him are Albrecht Dürer (1471), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Caspar David Friedrich (1774), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), Max Ernst (1891), and Matthias Grünewald (1480). After him are Hans Memling (1435), Franz Marc (1880), Gerhard Richter (1932), Emil Nolde (1867), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), and Otto Dix (1891).