Besides Eugen Kampf, Olof Jernberg and Heinrich Hermann, Helmuth Liesegang (1858 Duisburg - Leipzig 1945) belonged to a group of young painters who introduced new motives and a pre impressionistic painting style in the Duesseldorf landscape painting in the end of the 19th century.
Between 1877 and 1886 Helmuth Liesegang studied in the Dusseldorf academy of arts by Eugen Dücker who prepared the style turn under the young landscape painters with his distinctive naturalism. Long study trips to Holland and Belgium could be seen as a freeing from the narrowness of the acedemic tradition which allowed no space for the now plein air painting.
During a study trip to Paris Hemuth Liesegang visited exhibitions where he saw impressionistic landscape paintings from which he was influenced.
Helmuth Lisegang's paintings were represented on many national art exhibitions. In addition, the museums of Dusseldorf, Emmerich, Cologne and Wiesbaden have acquired works of the painter.