Ernst Liebermann is, once again, one of those artists from the war period which researchers will have a hard time finding information about on the Internet, in spite of the artist having been one of Hitler’s most favoured painters – according to his biography below. To make matters worse the problem about finding images of paintings by these artists resides in the fact that these images (unless they come from public museums) are -mostly- coming from auction websites, so once a painting has been acquired by an art collector it is more than likely the image will disappear from the Internet, probably forever since the painting itself will become part of a private collection (or at least it means no more images of that painting will be generated). The Third Reich in the art world is still a cash cow which does not show traces of fading away, au contraire! shall I say.
Regardless here is my article on this particular painter who chose among his favourite subjects the pleasant shape of the feminine nude which he represented with gusto and a very refined technique.
Ernst Liebermann (born May 9, 1869 in Langemüß near Meiningen / died on February 11, 1960 in Beuerberg / Oberbayern) was a German painter, graphic artist and illustrator. Liebermann received his training at the Berlin Academy of Arts from 1890 to 1893 with Josef Scheurenberg. After studying in Germany, Italy and having spent a long stay in Paris, he was mainly active in Langemüß. From 1897 onward he worked in Munich as an illustrator. In 1904 he worked for children’s books of Grimm’s fairy tales, published by Josef Scholz, which he graciously illustrated. He was also one of the artists for the anthology Kindersang-Heimatklang (1907). In 1925 the fairy-tale book The Wolkenkönig by Albert Sixtus appeared with several full-page colour illustrations by Liebermann.
Song; Gymnopedie No. 3 - Wahneta Meixsell