Heinrich Campendonk (1889-1957) was a German painter and graphic artist associated with the Expressionist and Blauer Reiter movements. Campendonk studied at the Kunstgewerbe Schule in Krefeld Germany and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. He became a member of the Blauer Reiter group in 1911, alongside artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. Campendonk's works are characterized by their vivid colors and bold, simplified forms, often inspired by folk art and medieval art. He was particularly interested in exploring the relationship between color and spirituality, and his works often incorporate mystical or spiritual themes. Campendonk's career was disrupted by World War II, during which he was briefly imprisoned by the Nazis. He returned to Germany after the war and continued to produce works until his death in 1957.