On this Day: June 15, 1938 | Death of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

15 June 1938: Death of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter and illustrator (b. 1880) (Source)

A self-portrait of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, dated 1919. – Description: Photo of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German artist (May 6, 1880 – June 15, 1938), one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or “The Bridge.” (Source)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or “The Bridge”, a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was discharged. His work was branded as “degenerate” by the Nazis in 1933, and in 1937 more than 600 of his works were sold or destroyed. (Source)


I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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