Happy Birthday Wilhelm Lehmbruck!! The German sculptor was born in 1881 is considered a German Expressionist tied also to Naturalism. He attended the Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf and then lived in Paris, associating with artists Modigliani, Brancusi, and Archipenko. His work focused on the human body, much of which was quite somber, with some exhibiting elongated limbs and figures. After serving in World War I as a paramedic he suffered from depression and ultimately committed suicide in 1919. The Inclined Head of a Woman below is based on a larger full sized sculpture of the artist’s wife, Anita.