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Max Liebermann was a German-Jewish printmaker and painter. He orginally studied philosophy at the Unversity of Berlin before switching to painting and drawing in Weimer. He also studied abroad in Paris and the Netherlands. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out, Liebermann served as a medic. Afterward, he worked in Munich for a short period and then settled in Berlin in 1884.
Clément Bellenger was a French wood engraver. His family were made up of many artists and engravers, who he studied under. Many of his works were illustrations for books and serials. He was heavily influenced by French Impressionists, whose works he collected, and became a leader of German Impressionism and the Berlin Sucession. Liebermann was president of the Prussian Academy of Arts from to 1933, when he resigned once the academy refused to exhibit works by Jewish artists.
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Bellenger, Clément Édouard, 1851-1898: Portrait of Max Liebermann, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 83.151.
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