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Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig

Born: 1880 AD
Died: 1938 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Painters

1880 – Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany on the 6th of May .
1901 – Studied architecture in Dresden beginning.

1900 – Kirchner’s own artistic development began with woodcuts he created in the years.

1915 – He suffered a nervous breakdown and physical collapse. In a self portrait of this time he depicts himself with an amputated hand.

1916 – He moved to a sanitarium near Frankfurt, where he completed five wall frescoes, but was struck by a car and severely injured.

1918 – He moved near Davos, Switzerland to convalesce, but continued to suffer from depression despite solo shows held in Munich, Hamburg, and New York.

1938 – Kirchner committed suicide in 1938 in Davos. Died on the 15th of June.