The foremost painter of the German School of Impressionism, Liebermann was a co-founder of " Die Gruppe XI", and in 1898 of the "Berlin Secession", a group which provided a forum for German artists who wanted to be free of the traditional academic confines.
Max Liebermann was born on July 20, 1847 in Berlin, Germany, the son of Jewish industrialist Louis Liebermann and his wife Philippe. In 1859, the Liebermann's and their four children moved to a palatial home at Pariser Platz. Already as a nine year old, Max displayed considerable talent in drawing scenes from his environment, and received lessons by renowned painters Eduard Holbein and Carl Steffeck until 1869, when he entered the Weimar Academy with the encouragement o
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