In the time of the German impressionism, the Berlin painter Hans Herrmann dedicated himself to landscapes and genre painting. After studying at the Kunstakademie Berlin under Karl Gussow and Otto Knille and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Eugen Dücker, several study trips took him to Holland, France and Italy. Already during his studies, he was able to celebrate successes and from 1879 exhibited at popular German exhibitions in Düsseldorf, Munich, Dresden and Berlin as well as abroad. In 1892 he founded, among others with Max Liebermann and Walter Ludwig von Stahl, the important German artist group 'Vereinigung XI'. Hermann's paintings are stylistically attributed to the German impressionism as well as following the realism coined by Gustave Courbet.