Wilhelm Leibl (1844 - 1900)
Authentic postcard written by Wilhelm Leibl, 3 weeks before he passed away.
Wilhelm Leibl first studied at the Academy in Munich. He met Courbet in 1869, while the French artist was traveling with his exhibition. Not long after this encounter, Leibl moved to Paris with Courbet and worked as his assistant. In 1870, the Franc-Prussian War forced Leibl to return to Germany but he continued to exhibit in Paris. After 1873, he moved to the Bavarian countryside and began painting subjects from the area.