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