Konrad Witz (1400 - 1445)

Konrad Witz (c. 1400 - 1445) was a late Gothic Swiss and German painter, who was one of the first European artists to incorporate realistic landscapes into religious paintings. He was active mainly in Basel, Switzerland.

Witz was born around 1400 probably in Rottweil (now in Germany), an important center of trade which was independent of any feudal or ecclesiastical authority. He died around 1445 in Basel or Geneva.

Konrad Witz Paintings

Adoration of the Magi Annunciation Christ on the Cross King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba Presentation of Cardinal de Mies to the Virgin Saint Christopher St Bartholomew The Liberation of St Peter The Miraculous Draught of Fishes The Synagoge