Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
1880-1938
Village Landscape with a Tower
ca. 1909
Black chalk on paper.
6 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches (17.5 x 21 cm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
2009.181
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Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A0554).
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Kirchner was a leading figure of the Brücke (Bridge) group of German Expressionist artists. He considered drawing the medium that best expressed his conception of art as a direct, spontaneous experience. He may have made this abbreviated drawing of a landscape with a tower in the distance along the Elbe River near Dresden. Landscape remained an important subject for Kirchner throughout his life, and especially during his final decades in Switzerland.

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