Freiherr Erich von Perfall was a German landscape painter and draftsman. He was a student of Peter Jannsen, Wilhelm Schmurr and Willy Spatz at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and at the Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule Karlsruhe with Hans Thoma. From about 1908 he was influenced by the "artists group Niederrhein", whereby he turned to Neo-Impressionism.
The focus of his work was the Lower Rhine, which he depicted again and again in all its facets and moods. Preferred subjects were silent views of the Rhine, fishing scenes and the break landscapes on the Erft. He worked almost exclusively outdoors with a wide brush and spatula. His light-filled, atmospheric paintings are the successor of French Impressionism and the tradition of Düsseldorf open-air painting. (Source Wikipedia)