Erich Heckel is one of the most important representatives of German Expressionism. He is co-founder of the artist group "Brücke", one of the most influential artistic movements of the 20th century. As one of the very first groups of artists, the Expressionists sought to present their environment in a realistic, authentic and unadulterated manner. Their work is characterized by pure, expressive colors, light contours and fast drawings that cover all genres - preferably motifs from nature, the circus, and foreign cultures. Experimenting with various printing techniques, such as woodcut, lithography and etching, plays a major role in Erich Heckel's oeuvre.