DeshmukhMaxMax Liebermann and International Modernism: An Artist’s Career from Empire to Third Reich
2011, New York/Oxford
Françoise Forster-Hahn, co-editor and contributing author

Published in Association with the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. and the Centre Allemand d’histoire de l’art/Deutsches Forum fur Kunstgeschichte, Paris Although Max Liebermann (1847-1935) began his career as a realist painter depicting scenes of rural labor, Dutch village life, and the countryside, by the turn of the century, his paintings had evolved into colorful images of bourgeois life and leisure that critics associated with French impressionism. During a time of increasing German nationalism, his paintings and cultural politics sparked numerous aesthetic and political controversies. His eminent career and his reputation intersected with the dramatic and violent events of modern German history from the Empire to the Third Reich. The Nazi’s persecution of modern and Jewish artists led to the obliteration of Liebermann from the narratives of modern art, but this volume contributes to the recent wave of scholarly literature that works to recover his role and his oeuvre from an international perspective.

SpiritofanAge

Spirit of an Age: Nineteenth-Century Paintings From the National Galerie, Berlin
2001, National Gallery Company
Françoise Forster-Hahn, et al

Exhibition catalog. Contributions by Françoise Froster-Hahn, Claude Keisch, Peter-Klaus Schuster, Angelika Wesenberg, Christopher Riopelle and Birgit Verwiebe. Examined artists incllude Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Blechen, Adolph Menzel, Wilhelm Beibi, Anselm Feuerbach, Carl Schuch Max Liebermann, etc. Comparisions to 19th century french paintings too. Bibliography. Index. 192pp.