German painter, printmaker and sculptor, expressionist and member of the art group die Brucke (with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Emil Nolde and Max Pechstein, famous for his woodcuts.
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Erich Heckel was born in Döbeln, near Chemnitz, in 1883. During his time at grammar school he made friends with Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Along with other pupils they gathered at the debating society “Vulkan”, where they discussed anti-bourgeois literature and art theory…