With the upcoming renovation of the Märkisches Museum, the Stadtmuseum Berlin wanted to ensure that the treasures of its painting collecting would remain available to the public during the four-year closure of its largest exhibition venue. The Stadtmuseum and the Berlinische Galerie jointly came up with the idea of integrating these works into the permanent exhibition “Art in Berlin 1880-1980”.
The selection of paintings from the Stadtmuseum’s collection enter into dialogue with the works from the Berlinische Galerie’s permanent exhibition, offering new parallels and perspectives.
Around 1900 Walter Leistikow was one of Berlin’s most sought-after painters. A committed networker, he was a driving force in the city’s avant-garde art scene. His landscape paintings in particular, such as “Abendstimmung am Schlachtensee” (ca. 1895), represented a new, modern approach to art. Like the Impressionists, Leistikow often painted directly in front of his subjects, mostly in the Berlin countryside with its numerous lakes.
- Max Beckmann (1884 Leipzig – 1950 New York)
- Theo von Brockhusen (1882 Marggrabowa, now Olecko, Poland – 1919 Berlin)
- Lovis Corinth (1858 Tapiau, East Prussia, now Gwardeisk, Russia – 1925 Zandvoort)
- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880 Aschaffenburg – 1938 Davos)
- Walter Leistikow (1865 Bromberg, now Bydgoszcz, Poland – 1908 Berlin)
- Max Liebermann (1847 Berlin – 1935 Berlin)
- Edvard Munch (1863 Løten – 1944 Oslo)
- Lesser Ury (1861 Birnbaum, now Międzychód, Poland – 1931 Berlin)