ROHLFS, Christian
(b. 1849, Niendorf, d. 1938, Hagen)

Birch Wood

1907
Oil on canvas, 110 x 75 cm
Museum Folkwang, Essen

The first ten years following the founding of the Berlin Secession in 1899 may be considered the heyday of German Impressionism. In addition to works by Liebermann, Corinth, and Slevogt, Important works included major works of minor artists, many of them have been unjustly forgotten. One of these minor artists was Christian Rohlfs, an eclectic in whom all the styles met.