Born in Tapiau, East Prussia, Corinth worked in Paris during the 1880's. One of the leading German Impressionists, he worked in an Impressionistic style until 1911 when he suffered a severe stroke. He continued to force himself to work but his style became bolder, and has been described by some at this point as 'violent and pessimistic'. Regardless of personal opinion Corinth showed more evidence of Expressionism than Impressionism in his work by the later stages. His work can now be seen in amongst other places, the Tapiau museum in his hometown.