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German painter and printmaker Max Liebermann was of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. He was a key figure in the development of Impressionism in Germany and continental Europe. His collection of French Impressionist works is one of the largest in the world. His oeuvre includes a wide variety of subjects, including still-lifes, landscapes, and portraits. In addition to his paintings, Liebermann also made important contributions to the art of printmaking.

In 1871, Liebermann moved to Weimar to study art. His parents funded him and he studied under Belgian history painter Ferdinand Pauwels. This artist fostered Liebermann's appreciation of Rembrandt, an important artist in the history of painting. This influence remained strong throughout the rest of his career. Although he was born in Berlin, he spent a few years in the Netherlands, where he developed a more personal style.

The Holocaust wiped out many of Liebermann's works, and he became a leading figure in the European art world. The Nazis suppressed Jews in Germany, and his work was wiped out from the narrative of modernism. However, the influence of Liebermann's work has recently been rediscovered through an international perspective. The legacy of this Jewish artist can no longer be ignored. In his time, the Holocaust has brought him to the forefront of the international art world.

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