Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Susanna Cole

Second Advisor

Emily Braun

Academic Program Adviser

Lynda Klich


This thesis focuses on the influence of reform movements and hiking and mountaineering organizations on the life and work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. I explore how principles of these outdoors movements, including a healthy mind/body connection and rustic lifestyle, inform Kirchner’s works created while living in Davos, Switzerland.



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