Max Heimann was born in Berlin in 1909 and studied under Emil Orlik, and later under Arthur Segal, also teaching art at a Jewish school in Berlin, before moving to Shanghai, where he remained until 1945, teaching private pupils and, prior to the Japanese occupation, maintaing a successful career as a portraitist. After the war, he married and immigrated with his wife to the USA, settling in San Francisco in northern California, where he taught privately. He had a solo show at the H. M. DeYoung Museum and, after his death in California in October 1953, a posthumous retrospective was also mounted there.
Heimann painted portraits, street scenes and many still-lifes often with a sense of heightened realism and was asociated with the "new realists" group of painters.
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