Walter Leistikow


In the spirit of Symbolism and Art Nouveau, Walter Leistikow, the "painter of the March of Brandenburg", devoted himself to the lakes and trees of nature surrounding the then capital of the German Empire, Berlin.

The German painter and graphic artist was one of the founding members of the artists' group "Die XI". In 1898, he campaigned for the founding of the Berlin Secession. After a phase of ornamental stylisation and detachment from a natural colouring, he returned to his more naturalistic painting style in the late 1890s, presumably under the influence of the Impressionist Max Liebermann.

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