Dimensions: 35 x 42 cm
Max Liebermann - circle
Max Liebermann: (born July 20, 1847, Berlin, Ger.-died February 8, 1935, Berlin), painter and printmaker who is known for his naturalistic studies of the life and labour of the poor. He was also the foremost proponent of Impressionism in Germany.
After studying under the painter Carl Steffeck from 1866 to 1868, Liebermann attended the Weimar Art School from 1868 to 1872. The straightforward realism and direct simplicity of his first exhibited picture, Women Plucking Geese (1872), presented a striking contrast to the romantically idealized art then in vogue. This picture earned him the epithet "disciple of the ugly." Liebermann spent the summer of 1873 at the village of Barbizon, near Paris, where a group of landscape painters known as the Barbizon school had been working since the 1830s. There he became acquainted with one of the leaders of the Barbizon school, Jean-François Millet, and studied the works of Camille Corot, Constant Troyon, and Charles-François Daubigny.