Walter Heimig was educated at the academy of Düsseldorf around 1900, among others with the then famous history and figure painter Eduard von Gebhardt. Despite this solid education, he developed into a light-footed impressionist. Around 1901, the artist was in Paris, where he was briefly influenced by Fauvism. After returning to Düsseldorf he painted landscapes, nudes and portraits. But above all he made a name for himself with his genre performances: sophisticated scenes such as ball scenes, elegant groups and theater performances with ladies dressed in wide-ranging dresses, painted in a unique, clearly recognizable style.