Max Nonnenbruch was a German painter from the Munich School, a group mostly known for their Neoclassicism and Symbolism scenes.
From 1875, he studied for two years at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf, then in 1877 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
He also attended the Fine Arts School and the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1880, the artist made several trips to Paris and Italy with his friends painters Hans Olde and Claus Meyer.
Max Nonnenbruch was very involved in Munich's artistic life. He was president of the Munich Association for Artists Support and a member of the General German Art Cooperative. He was also secretary of the exhibition committee at the 1892 International Art Exhibition at the Munich Glass Palace.
In the 1890s, the artist travelled several times to England and France.