In its permanent collection, the Dachau Art Gallery represents the works of the Dachau artist colony, which was one of the most important artist colonies in Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Around 200 paintings and several sculptures document the emergence and development of landscape painting in Dachau from the middle of the 19th century.
The mossy scenery, with its distinctive light, increasingly attracted artists to the Dachau artist colony from the 1850s onwards – including famous names like Adolf Hölzel, Ludwig Dill, Lovis Corinth and Max Liebermann.
Many female painters – the so-called “Malweiber”, or paint-women, who were not allowed to enter the state Academy in Munich until 1926 – also visited Dachau to attend the private painting schools.
Regular special exhibitions, which either focus on individual aspects of the Dachau landscape painting or introduce other European artist colonies, complete the high-quality experience offered to visitors at the Dachau Art Gallery.
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