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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends: Expressionism from the Swiss Mountains

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends: Expressionism from the Swiss Mountains

With Essays by Kathleen Bühler,Matthias Frehner, Wolfgang Henze, Roland Scotti, Peter Suter, Han Steenbruggen, Beat Stutzer and Samuel Vitali

Ernst Kirchner, seminal expressionist painter and founding member of the influential artists’ collective Die Brücke, came to the Swiss mountains during World War I to recuperate from a nervous breakdown. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and his Friends is the first book to explore how Kirchner became a role model, teacher, and mentor for younger artists during his time in Davos.

The momentous artistic exchange between Kirchner and his young admirers—whose ranks included the German Philipp Bauknecht, the Dutch Jan Wiegers, and the members of the Swiss Gruppe Rot-Blau—established a dialogue that had a formative influence on the direction of European art in the twentieth century. This matchless volume provides a record of the extraordinary bond that developed between a legendary—yet ailing—artist and the up-and-coming Gruppe Rot-Blaue in Switzerland.

Hardcover
320 pages, 180 color plates, 30 halftones
Scheidegger & Speiss, 2007
9 x 1.1 x 11 inches
ISBN 9783858817068

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