Lovis Corinth was a German painter, draftsman and graphic artist. Along with Max Liebermann and Max Slevogt, he is one of the most important and influential representatives of German Impressionism. He studied in Munich and Paris. In 1901 he moved to Berlin, where he joined the Berlin Secession, of which he was to become chairman in 1911. He opened a successful painting school and there met his future wife and muse Charlotte Berend, who from then on regularly modeled for him. In Berlin he also finally achieved his breakthrough as a painter, with exhibitions at Paul Cassirer's famous gallery and his first purchases by museums. In 1917 he was awarded the title of professor at the Berlin Academy of Arts, and various retrospectives of his works were held in public collections during his lifetime. In his retreat "Haus Petermann" at Lake Walchen, he created his late work from 1919, which was also inspired by Expressionism.