"Winter Landscape in Moonlight" (1919), oil on canvas, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, was seized by the Nazis as an example of "degenerate art."
In March of 1938, the Nazis invaded nearby Austria, and Kirchner himself felt besieged.
"The Nazis were 12 miles away from Davos," said Robison. "Kirchner is sitting there in his mountain house with his paintings and his drawings, his prints, his sculpture and so forth, and he got more and more this idea, 'My God, they're 12 miles away and they destroyed my art in Germany and now they're coming for me.' He could just imagine that."
Despondent, Kirchner shot himself in the heart. He was just 58.