Happy Birthday Max Slevogt!! The German Impressionist painter was born on this day, in 1868, in Landshut. After studying art at the Munich Academy, Slevogt also attended the Academie at Julian in Paris. He was a member of Germany’s plein air landscape painters, turning out bright landscapes after trips to Paris, Holland, Egypt and Italy. His work reveals a traditional interest in the relationship between light and color of the impressionists. Slevogt was an official painter for World War I, returning horrifying images. The sun-dappled lane pictured below, Road at Gogramstein, 1909, is typical of his Impressionist landscapes.
Plein air-practice of painting outdoors, which rose in popularity after 1870, with Impressionist painters, after the invention of paint in toothpaste style tubes.