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Erich Heckel - German Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Erich Heckel (1883 - 1970)

Erich Heckel met the other founding members of the Die Brucke group, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluf, while studying architecture in Dresden. Their group was influenced by the Post-Impressionist style of Munch, Cezanne, and Van Gogh. After the group disbanded in 1913, Heckel was drafted and served as a medical orderly in World War I. He lived in Berlin and taught at the Karlsruhe Academy of art from 1949 to 1956. Like most members of Die Brücke, he was a prolific printmaker, with 465 woodcuts, 375 etchings, and 400 lithographs described in the Dube catalogues raisonné, over 200 of which, mostly etchings, date to the last seven years of his life.

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