Ben Uri collection

Work by Max Liebermann

Born in Berlin, Max Liebermann spent a formative period in Paris, then moved to Munich in 1878, before returning to Berlin in 1884. He became a leading figure in German Impressionism and was one of the founders of the Berlin Secession in 1889, of which he became the first President. A decade on, as one of the dominant figures in the German art scene, he was considered one of the establishment figures against whom the German Expressionists revolted. After the National Socialists came to power in Germany in 1933, Liebermann was obliged to resign as President of the Prussian Academy; he died two years later in 1935. In 1943, his wife, fearing Gestapo interrogation, committed suicide. In a chilling quirk of history, the Liebermann’s villa and studio at Wansee, a suburb of Berlin, was located next door to the house in which senior officials of the party gathered on 20 January 1942 to implement the Final Solution to 'the Jewish question'.

4 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

Sketches of Jozef Israëls

Object type drawing

Accession number 1987-223

Pastoral Scene

Object type print

Accession number 1987-225

Woods at Scheveningen

Object type print

Accession number 1990-5

Self-Portrait

Object type painting

Accession number 2004-14