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Bridge on Crown Prince Embankment (Brucke am Kronprinzenufer), 1909

Drypoint with tonal etching on blotting paper
11 5/16 × 15 9/16 in
28.7 × 39.5 cm
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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Plate: 20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.) sheet: 28.7 x 39.5 cm (11 5/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

Plate: 20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.) sheet: 28.7 x 39.5 cm (11 5/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
German, 1880–1938
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A leading figure in the early-20th-century German Expressionist group Die Brücke, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner produced paintings, prints, and sculptures that opposed the conventions of academic art. His nudes, landscapes, and scenes of urban life on the eve of World War I are known for their unsettling effects of psychological tension and eroticism, while his powerful, crudely executed black-and-white woodcuts illustrated many books and magazines, including Germany’s leading avant-garde periodical Der Sturm. Albrecht Dürer was a lifelong influence on Kirchner, but painters such as Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh, as well as African and Polynesian art, inspired his use of bright colors, simplified forms, and malevolent, mask-like faces. His art was labeled as “degenerate” by the Nazis in the 1930s, and he would commit suicide in 1937.

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About the work
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Plate: 20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.) sheet: 28.7 x 39.5 cm (11 5/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

Plate: 20 x 25 cm (7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.) sheet: 28.7 x 39.5 cm (11 5/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
German, 1880–1938
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A leading figure in the early-20th-century German Expressionist group Die Brücke, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner produced paintings, prints, and sculptures that opposed the conventions of academic art. His nudes, landscapes, and scenes of urban life on the eve of World War I are known for their unsettling effects of psychological tension and eroticism, while his powerful, crudely executed black-and-white woodcuts illustrated many books and magazines, including Germany’s leading avant-garde periodical Der Sturm. Albrecht Dürer was a lifelong influence on Kirchner, but painters such as Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh, as well as African and Polynesian art, inspired his use of bright colors, simplified forms, and malevolent, mask-like faces. His art was labeled as “degenerate” by the Nazis in the 1930s, and he would commit suicide in 1937.

Bridge on Crown Prince Embankment (Brucke am Kronprinzenufer), 1909

Drypoint with tonal etching on blotting paper
11 5/16 × 15 9/16 in
28.7 × 39.5 cm
Permanent collection
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