Max Liebermann (1847-1935)

German-Jewish painter and printmaker Max Liebermann was born in Berlin in 1847.

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Self-Portrait by Max Liebermann (1927) is part of the Ben Uri permanent collection

Biography of Max Liebermann

German-Jewish painter and printmaker Max Liebermann was born in Berlin in 1847. He studied fine art in Weimar, Paris and the Netherlands and served as a medic during the Franco-Prussian war (1870-71).

He became a highly successful portrait painter and was given a solo exhibition at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin on his 50th birthday. He was elected to the academy and became President in 1920, but resigned when the Nazi regime introduced laws restricting the rights of Jews in 1933.

Max Liebermann died in 1935.

Other work by Max Liebermann in the Ben Uri collection

Pastoral Scene by Max Liebermann

Pastoral Scene (etching on paper)

Sketches of Jozef Israëls by Max Liebermann

Sketches of Jozef Israëls (1912) (pencil, pen and ink on paper)

Woods at Scheveningen by Max Liebermann

Woods at Scheveningen (etching on paper)