Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880, Aschaffenburg - 1938, Davos) was a German expressionist painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and co-founder of the Dresden artists' group Die Brücke. Kirchner’s aim was to let his emotions flow into his art through an intensification of form and colour. expressionistic form was thereby placed above academic form. This was particularly evident in the Berlin years of 1912 to 1915, when Kirchner painted his important street scenes. In those works, the atmosphere of a modern and hectic metropolis is condensed into a statement representing the times. From 1917 until his death, Kirchner lived in Davos, where he continued to use his characteristic expressive formal language and rich colour palette.