Konrad Witz

1400 - 1446

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Konrad Witz (1400/1410 probably in Rottweil, Germany – winter 1445/spring 1446 in Basel, in current day Switzerland) was a German painter, active mainly in Basel. His 1444 panel The Miraculous Draft of Fishes (a portion of a lost altarpiece) has been credited as the earliest extant faithful portrayal of a landscape in European art history, being based on observation of real topographical features.Witz is most famous for painting three altarpieces, all of which survive only partially. The earliest is the Heilspiegel Altarpiece of about 1435, which today is mostly in the Kunstmuseum, Basel, and with isolated panels in other collections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Konrad Witz has received more than 44,161 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Konrad Witz is the 341st most popular painter (up from 343rd in 2019), the 916th most popular biography from Germany (down from 863rd in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Painter.

Konrad Witz is most famous for being the first person to accurately measure the height of a mountain.

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Among painters, Konrad Witz ranks 341 out of 1,428Before him are Pietro Cavallini, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Lyonel Feininger, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Thomas Couture, and Joseph Wright of Derby. After him are Bartholomeus Spranger, Bernardino Luini, Helene Schjerfbeck, Federico Barocci, Melozzo da Forlì, and Carlo Carrà.

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Among people born in 1400, Konrad Witz ranks 5Before him are Fra Angelico, Gilles Binchois, Bartolomeo Colleoni, and Gennadius Scholarius. After him are Vladislav II of Wallachia, Owen Tudor, Filarete, Ausiàs March, Ruy González de Clavijo, Alexander I of Moldavia, and Andronikos V Palaiologos. Among people deceased in 1446, Konrad Witz ranks 2Before him is Filippo Brunelleschi. After him are Vittorino da Feltre, Louis, Count of Vendôme, and Nuno Tristão.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Konrad Witz ranks 916 out of 5,289Before him are Zwentibold (870), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Gerd Binnig (1947), Max Delbrück (1906), Albert of Saxony (1828), and Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546). After him are Alfred Brehm (1829), Herbert Gille (1897), Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823), Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1628), Leo von Klenze (1784), and Wolfgang Overath (1943).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Konrad Witz ranks 28Before him are Hans von Aachen (1552), Franz Stuck (1863), Oskar Schlemmer (1888), Carl Spitzweg (1808), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), and Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789). After him are Adam Elsheimer (1578), Hendrik Goltzius (1558), Stefan Lochner (1410), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Erich Heckel (1883), and Max Klinger (1857).