Max Liebermann  (German, 1847-1935) 

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Max Liebermann (German, 1847–1935) was a painter and printmaker associated with the Impressionist style and best known for his paintings of the Bavarian countryside. While studying landscape painting at the Weimar Academy of Art, Liebermann was inspired by the work of Frans Hals and 17th century Dutch painting. He moved to Munich in 1974, a major arts center at the time, but also traveled to his country villa on the shores of Berlin’s Wannsee Lake and spent his summers in Holland. His early paintings depict rural landscapes and scenes from everyday life in a style that closely follows Realist painters, such as Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1887), Jean-Baptiste Corot, and Jean François Millet (French, 1814–1875), often considered the precursors to the Impressionists. In the 1880s, Liebermann began to depict outdoor cafes, crowds relaxing by the sea, polo matches, and horseback riders. Liebermann was a well-known figure in the Berlin art scene with a reputation for being one of the foremost Impressionist painters in Germany. He founded the Berlin Secessionists in 1899, a group of artists removed from government support, and was appointed president of the Prussian Academy of Art in 1920. He was also a well-known portraitist whose subjects included Albert Einstein, Richard Strauss, and the President of the Weimar Republic, Paul von Hindenburg. Liebermann’s late work focused on the area around his countryside villa in Wannsee. The loose brushwork of work such as The Garden Bench(1916) and Wannsee Garden(1928) recalls Claude Monet’s (French, 1840–1926) paintings of Giverny. His own collection of French Impressionist paintings included the work of masters such as Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906), Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), and Auguste Renoir. Liebermann’s work is currently held in major museums including the National Gallery in London, Musée d''''Orsay in Paris,and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Max Liebermann, Korso auf dem Monte Pincio

 

Max Liebermann
Korso auf dem Monte Pincio
1911

Galerie Wild
Max Liebermann, Rindermarkt in Leyden

 

Max Liebermann
Rindermarkt in Leyden
1900

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Max Liebermann, Kindervolksküche

 

Max Liebermann
Kindervolksküche
1915

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Max Liebermann, Ferkelchen

 

Max Liebermann
Ferkelchen
1890

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Max Liebermann, Das Konzert

 

Max Liebermann
Das Konzert
1926

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Max Liebermann, Zwei holländische Mädchen

 

Max Liebermann
Zwei holländische Mädchen
circa 1882

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Max Liebermann, Kampf mit dem russischen Bären (Herkules-Hindenburg)

 

Max Liebermann
Kampf mit dem russischen Bären (Herkules-Hindenburg)
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Max Liebermann, Gastzimmer--Dekorentwurf zum IV. Akt von Gerhart Hauptmanns Drama Gabriel Schillings Flucht

 

Max Liebermann
Gastzimmer--Dekorentwurf zum IV. Akt von Gerhart Hauptmanns Drama Gabriel Schillings Flucht
1912

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Max Liebermann, Zwei Reiter am Strand nach links

 

Max Liebermann
Zwei Reiter am Strand nach links
1901

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Max Liebermann, Aus dem Judenviertel in Amsterdam: Die Judenstrasse, gross

 

Max Liebermann
Aus dem Judenviertel in Amsterdam: Die Judenstrasse, gross, 1908
etching

 

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Max Liebermann, Menschen an einem Marktwagen

 

Max Liebermann
Menschen an einem Marktwagen
black chalk

 

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Max Liebermann, Donkey and batheing huts, Noordwijk beach

 

Max Liebermann
Donkey and batheing huts, Noordwijk beach
charcoal

 

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1847   Born in Berlin, Germany
1935   Died in Berlin, Germany
2012   Max Liebermann und Emil Nolde. Gartenbilder, Liebermann Villa am Wannsee, Germany
2011 - 2012   Wegbereiter der Moderne, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
2011   Wegbereiter der Moderne, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn, Germany