Oil/wood, 45 x 56 cm, sign. lo. ri. E. Brill. - Landscape a. figure painter, apprentice in his fathers timber trade, studied thereafter philosophy as well as painting at the Hamburg school of applied arts a. in Worpswede, Frankfurt a. Paris at the academy Colarossi, shared a studio with E. Bargheer temporarily, member of the Hamburgischer Künstler-Verein a. the Hamburgische Künstlerschaft, friends with M. Liebermann a. Schmidt-Rottluff, numerous public commissions a. international exhibitions, murdererd by the Nazis after long imprisonment. - Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Köln, Sao Paolo, Washington, Jerusalem, u.a. - Lit.: Vollmer, Der Neue Rump, Bruhns: Kunst in der Krise.