Heinrich Hermanns

Heinrich Hermanns was a German painter and printmaker active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

He studied at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, and in addition to his training and the influence of other German painters, he took inspiration from the French Barbizon School and later the Impressionists.

Hermanns was noted for his painterly portrayals of the area of the lower Rhine River in northeastern Germany and in Holland, which he painted in oil and in watercolor and gouache.

In his later career he focused more on cityscapes and architectural subjects, adopting some of the impressionist flair for light effects and painterly color, without abandoning the foundation of his his academic training.