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Bridgeman Picture Post: Ernst Kirchner

Ice SkatersOn 15 June it will be 75 years since the death of German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, one of the most important representatives of Expressionism.

Kirchner was the leading figure in Die Brücke, which was active in Dresden and Berlin from 1905 to 1913. His pictures of urban life have become the incarnation of the nervously agitated modern state of mind in Europe on the eve of World War I. After 1917, with his depictions of the Swiss mountain landscape he made one of the most important contributions to landscape painting in the 20th century.

Bridgeman Art Library has over 180 images from this amazing artist available for license, including this wonderful picture of two Ice Skaters.

Get inspired by browsing more cultural landmark anniversaries in Bridgeman’s recently revised three year visual calendar linking to images for licensing.