Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6.5.1880, Aschaffenburg - 15.6.1938, Davos) was a German painter, graphic artist, and sculptor of Expressionism and co-founder of the Dresden artist group Brücke. For Kirchner, it was important to let his own emotions flow into art by increasing shape and colour. The expression was thus placed above the academic form. This is particularly evident in the Berlin years 1912–15, when Kirchner painted his significant street scenes. In them, the atmosphere of a modern, hectic metropolis condenses into an impressive time statement. From 1917 until his death, Kirchner lived in Davos, where he continued his characteristic expressive form language and his rich colour palette.