Kirchner and Kokoschka

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, self-portrait, 1926. Photo and collection: Kirchner Museum Davos

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) and Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) are presented side by side in an exhibition. Several points of intersection exist between the biographies of both artists: the Secession style, or Art nouveau, of their artistic beginnings; the places in which they were active, such as Berlin and Dresden. Kokoschka established his reputation as one of the foremost portrait painters of Expressionism early on in 1910. Kirchner is considered as one of the first Modernist artists, who was able to artistically capture the life in the big city.  The exhibition assembles drawings, watercolours, prints and paintings by both artists. It focuses on works from the period from 1905 until 1938. The exhibition is a joint project of the Kirchner Museum and the Fondation Oskar Kokoschka.