Witz, Konrad

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Witz, Konrad


Born after 1400 in Rottweil, Wurttemberg; died before 1446, in Geneva or Basel. Swiss painter.

Witz worked in Basel and Geneva. Moving from Gothic principles to the art of the Renaissance, he achieved convincing plastic portrayals of figures, interiors, and urban and al-pine landscapes. Witz accurately and poetically rendered the natural features of the Geneva area (parts of a huge polyptich, c. 1435, the art gallery in Berlin-Dahlem, the Public Art Collection in Basel, and other collections; the St. Peter altar leaves, 1444, Museum of Art and History, Geneva).


Konrad Witz. Introduction by W. Hertzsch. Leipzig, 1967.
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