Max Liebermann

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMax•Liebermann
Used nameMax•Liebermann
Born20 July 1847 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died8 February 1935 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany


German painter Max Liebermann was Jewish and probably the greatest German Impressionist ever, who enjoyed a strong international reputation during his lifetime. He studied in Weimar, The Netherlands, Paris (1873-78) and Venice.

In 1892 the Association of the XI was established, from which the Berlin Secession emerged, Liebermann soon became the leader of the group, resigning as its President in 1911. In 1907 on the occasion of his 60th birthday, a special exhibition of the Berlin Secession was presented to him. The city of Berlin made him an honorary citizen on his 80th birthday. From 1920-32 Lieberman served as president of the Berlin Academy of Arts. He was regarded as representative of the liberal arts policy of the Weimar period.

Lieberman criticized the nationalist parties, especially the Nazis. In 1933 he received his disbarment from academic life, and in 1935 died at his home in the evening. When his wife Martha was to be deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943, she took her life with sleeping pills.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GER Max Liebermann
Painting, Graphic Arts, Open (Olympic) HC
Painting, Graphic Arts, Open (Olympic) HC
Painting, Graphic Arts, Open (Olympic) HC