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The Cover
April 28, 2004

An Old Woman With Cat

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(16):1936. doi:10.1001/jama.291.16.1936

In 1922, when the German Impressionist painter Max Liebermann (1847-1935) issued his definitive credo entitled "A Confession of Artistic Faith," he was arguably Germany's most famous painter and had been so for some time. A quarter of a century earlier, in the revolt against academic repression, he had led the Berlin Secession movement and had remained its president for nearly 15 years; his fame had made him the most sought-after portrait painter in the country; and he was now the president of the prestigious Prussian Academy of Art.

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