Here are digital scans of three paintings by Ernst Henseler – a German artist who was born and brought up in Landsberg an der Warthe, now Gorzow Wielkopolskie in the west of Poland. He was active at the end of the 19th century and as many of his paintings focus on country life in what is now the Polish province of Lubuskie, as well as being of artistic merit, they are useful in the study of social history.
Ernst Henseler was born in the Wepritz (Wieprzyce) district of Landsberg an der Warthe (Gorzów) in former East Brandenburg. He studied at the Berlin School of Arts in 1870 and from 1871 to 1877 at the Weimar art school.
From 1881 he taught at the educational department of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin, and from 1888 onward he held a professorship at the Technical University of Berlin.
With annual summer visits throughout his long life to his birthplace in Landsberg he drew on the things he saw to paint mainly scenes of rural life. He died in 1940 at the age of 88.
Related: a list of great Polish artists (painters).