(1883 – 1970), Ghana

Erich Heckel Biography

Together with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel founded the artists' group 'Brücke' in 1904. Heckel's works were largely influenced by the experience of nature in its most pristine form as well as by his life in the big city of Berlin. After the ending of 'Die Brücke' in 1913 and Heckel's military service in World War I, the structure of his paintings became more consolidated, and he rendered scenes of landscapes, harbours, and cities in a cosmopolitan and realistic style. The female nude at the beach remained a recurrent theme in his paintings. From 1949 to 1955, he accepted a lectureship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe; among his students were Peter Dreher and Klaus Arnold. In the year 1955, Heckel took part in documenta.

Erich Heckel Featured Artworks

Siddi by Erich Heckel contemporary artwork painting
Erich Heckel Siddi, 1911 Black chalk on paper
33.5 x 44.8 cm
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Blond Girl by Erich Heckel contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Erich Heckel Blond Girl, 1908 Pencil on brown paper
26.8 x 32.5 cm
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Park Landscape by Erich Heckel contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Erich Heckel Park Landscape, 1910 Oil on canvas
67 x 79.3 cm
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Sleeping Woman by Erich Heckel contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Erich Heckel Sleeping Woman, 1922 Watercolour and graphite on paper
42 x 35 cm
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Dunes at Ostend by Erich Heckel contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Erich Heckel Dunes at Ostend, 1916 Watercolour and graphite on paper
21.3 x 25.7 cm
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