Among the painters of New Objectivity Christian Arnold occupies one of the front ranks. Trained as sculptor before World War I, a war injury forced him to change to painting. However, in this new genre Arnold made extremely impressive paintings, watercolors, drawings and woodcuts. Among the preferred subjects of Christian Arnold count landscapes, city views, street scenes, still lifes and portraits. It is particularly his portraits with their unsparing Verism and their sharp psychological penetration that deliver proof of his closeness to New Objectivity. Christian Arnold created expressive works with a palette of atmospheric colors. Only ten years after the artists death a new reception of his oeuvre began in the 1970s, so that Christian Arnold's paintings and graphic works are popular collector items today.