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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, ‘Portrait of Willem van Vloten’, 1918, Christie's
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Portrait of Willem van Vloten, 1918

Woodcut on ivory wove paper
23 1/5 × 18 3/10 in
59 × 46.4 cm
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THE FRANCEY AND DR. MARTIN L. GECHT COLLECTION

Dedicated, dated and signed in pencil Herrn Doktor …

THE FRANCEY AND DR. MARTIN L. GECHT COLLECTION

Dedicated, dated and signed in pencil Herrn Doktor Grisebach in Dankbarkeit/ EL Kirchner/ Juli 18, annotated Handdruck, a very good impression of the second, final state, with wide margins at left and right, trimmed close to the image above and below, as printed and …

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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.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, ‘Portrait of Willem van Vloten’, 1918, Christie's
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, ‘Portrait of Willem van Vloten’, 1918, Christie's
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THE FRANCEY AND DR. MARTIN L. GECHT COLLECTION

Dedicated, dated and signed in pencil Herrn Doktor …

THE FRANCEY AND DR. MARTIN L. GECHT COLLECTION

Dedicated, dated and signed in pencil Herrn Doktor Grisebach in Dankbarkeit/ EL Kirchner/ Juli 18, annotated Handdruck, a very good impression of the second, final state, with wide margins at left and right, trimmed close to the image above and below, as printed and …

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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.

Portrait of Willem van Vloten, 1918

Woodcut on ivory wove paper
23 1/5 × 18 3/10 in
59 × 46.4 cm
Bidding closed
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