Simson and Delila. Etching and Drypoint. 1906
Max Liebermann was a German painter and printmaker, who studied law before deciding to become an artist. Liebermann spent most of his life near Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, where he purchased an estate at the Parisian Square Nr. 7.
Net Menders. 1906. Halftone print, reproduction.
Liebermann was one of the leading Impressionists in Germany, having studied and collected paintings by the better-known French Impressionists. Liebermann produced a number of etchings and drypoint prints. He often used soft-ground etching to create the same, impressionistic atmosphere he sought out in his paintings.
Self Portrait. Black chalk. 1924
In the Kitchen. soft ground etching. 1890
Cellar Garden. Etching. 1895
Liebermann enjoyed depicting garden scenes, particularly in his older age. He also drew scenes of workers and figure studies. In addition to his original prints, many of his paintings have been reproduced as prints. Liebermann has a strong legacy and was honored posthumously at the Jewish Museum in New York.