When Pablo Picasso said ‘Painting is a blind man's profession; He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen’, he couldn’t have been more right about the art in itself. Putting some colors on canvas is not what painting is all about. Instead it is the reflection of one’s thought, his/her state of mind and his/her journey towards self-discovery. A source of, both, endless pleasure and greatest anguish, painting is one of the most prominent and oldest art forms known to mankind. It has greatly evolved since the early days, all thanks to the number of legendary artists who have widely contributed and elevated the art form to what it is today. And while talking about painting, the German counterparts cannot be far behind. From the 15th to the current 21st century, Germany has been home to some of the remarkably talented and artistically endowed world painters. Caspar David Friedrich, Max Ernst, Albrecht Durer, Rudolf Kortokraks, and Franz Marc are some of the many prolific German painters that the world takes pride in. Go through this segment and find out in details about the life and works of famous German painters.
Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
02 July 1877
Sandro KoppSandro Kopp
14 February 1978
Visual Artist

Paul KleePaul Klee
18 December 1879

Caspar David FriedrichCaspar David Friedrich
05 September 1774

Max ErnstMax Ernst
02 April 1891
Painter, Sculptor
Neo RauchNeo Rauch
18 April 1960

Albrecht AltdorferAlbrecht Altdorfer
1480 AD

Sibylle SzaggarsSibylle Szaggars
14 April 1957
Albrecht DurerAlbrecht Durer
21 May 1471

Darren Le GalloDarren Le Gallo
21 July 1974
Actor, Artist
Traudl JungeTraudl Junge
16 March 1920
Memoirist, Painter, Secretary, Writer

Lucian FreudLucian Freud
08 December 1922
Painter, Illustrator, Printmaker

Elke SommerElke Sommer
05 November 1940
Actor, Singer, Painter, Model, Musician

Chris BarrieChris Barrie
28 March 1960

Klaus VoormannKlaus Voormann
29 April 1938
Bassist, Painter, Actor, Graphic artist
Gerhard RichterGerhard Richter
09 February 1932
Painter, University teacher, Visual artist

Joseph BeuysJoseph Beuys
12 May 1921
Sculptor, Choreographer, Painter, University

Armin Mueller-StahlArmin Mueller-Stahl
17 December 1930
Television actor, Voice actor, Film director,

Käthe KollwitzKäthe Kollwitz
08 July 1867
Painter, Sculptor, Lithographer, Poster artist,
Otto DixOtto Dix
02 December 1891
Painter, Esperantist, University teacher

Christiane KubrickChristiane Kubrick
10 May 1932
Actor, Singer, Painter
Lucas Cranach the ElderLucas Cranach the Elder
04 October 1472

Franz MarcFranz Marc
08 February 1880

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
23 March 1913
Albert BierstadtAlbert Bierstadt
07 January 1830

Ernst Ludwig KirchnerErnst Ludwig Kirchner
06 May 1880
Painter, Sculptor
Josef AlbersJosef Albers
19 March 1888
Painter, Artist, University teacher

Walter SickertWalter Sickert
31 May 1860

Charlotte SalomonCharlotte Salomon
16 April 1917
Artist, Painter
Hannah HöchHannah Höch
01 November 1889

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Anselm KieferAnselm Kiefer
08 March 1945
Painter, Sculptor
Kurt SchwittersKurt Schwitters
20 June 1887
Painter, Artist, Sculptor, Graphic designer,

George GroszGeorge Grosz
26 July 1893
Painter, Draughtsperson, Photographer, University

Emil NoldeEmil Nolde
07 August 1867

Eva HesseEva Hesse
11 January 1936
Sculptor, Painter
Jean ArpJean Arp
16 September 1886
Matthias GrünewaldMatthias Grünewald
1470 AD

Wolfgang BeltracchiWolfgang Beltracchi
04 February 1951
Art forger, Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Writer

Max BeckmannMax Beckmann
12 February 1884
Painter, Sculptor, Draftsperson, Printmaker,

Max LiebermannMax Liebermann
20 July 1847
Hans MemlingHans Memling
1430 AD

Hans HofmannHans Hofmann
21 March 1880
Painter, Artist

Lothar-Günther BuchheimLothar-Günther Buchheim
06 February 1918

John HeartfieldJohn Heartfield
19 June 1891
Photographer, Painter, Poster artist

Peter BehrensPeter Behrens
14 April 1868
Poster artist, Architect, Typographer, Painter,
Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenElsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
12 July 1874
Sculptor, Writer, Painter, Model, Poet, Artist

Godfrey KnellerGodfrey Kneller
08 August 1646
August MackeAugust Macke
03 January 1887

Anni AlbersAnni Albers
12 June 1899
Textile Artist

Carl SpitzwegCarl Spitzweg
05 February 1808
Joseph Karl StielerJoseph Karl Stieler
01 November 1781

Mati KlarweinMati Klarwein
09 April 1932
Franz StuckFranz Stuck
23 February 1863
Sculptor, Painter, University teacher, Architect

Méret OppenheimMéret Oppenheim
06 October 1913
Photographer, Writer, Painter, Model, Visual

Georg BaselitzGeorg Baselitz
23 January 1938
Painter, Sculptor, Graphic artist, Printmaker,

Anton Raphael MengsAnton Raphael Mengs
22 March 1728
painter, art historian

Emanuel LeutzeEmanuel Leutze
24 May 1816
Painter, Artist
Hermann ZapfHermann Zapf
08 November 1918
Type designer, Graphic designer, Calligrapher,

Oskar SchlemmerOskar Schlemmer
04 September 1888
Sculptor, Painter, Puppeteer, Artist, Librettist,

Peter LelyPeter Lely
14 September 1618

Karl DiebitschKarl Diebitsch
03 January 1899
Painter, Postage stamp designer
Wilhelm BuschWilhelm Busch
15 April 1832
Poet, Painter, Essayist, Writer, Autobiographer

Adolph MenzelAdolph Menzel
08 December 1815
Hans Holbein the ElderHans Holbein the Elder
1465 AD

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD

Martin SchongauerMartin Schongauer
1448 AD
painter, sculptor
Margret ReyMargret Rey
16 May 1906

Erich HeckelErich Heckel
31 July 1883
Painter, University teacher, Graphic artist
Peter WeissPeter Weiss
08 November 1916
Playwright, Writer, Painter, Director, Film

Philipp Otto RungePhilipp Otto Runge
23 July 1777

Sigmar PolkeSigmar Polke
13 February 1941
Photographer, Painter
Lovis CorinthLovis Corinth
21 July 1858
Painter, Sculptor, University teacher, Graphic

Julius Schnorr von CarolsfeldJulius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
26 March 1794
Ernst BarlachErnst Barlach
02 January 1870
Sculptor, Printmaker, Writer, Playwright, Painter

Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
20 January 1488

Hans von AachenHans von Aachen
1552 AD

Wolf VostellWolf Vostell
14 October 1932
Sculptor, Painter, Video artist
Martin KippenbergerMartin Kippenberger
25 February 1953
Sculptor, Choreographer, Photographer, Painter,
Max KlingerMax Klinger
18 February 1857

Konrad KujauKonrad Kujau
27 June 1938

Karl Schmidt-RottluffKarl Schmidt-Rottluff
01 December 1884
Sculptor, Painter, University teacher, Graphic

Lucas Cranach the YoungerLucas Cranach the Younger
04 October 1515
Anselm FeuerbachAnselm Feuerbach
12 September 1829
Painter, University teacher

Gottfried BöhmGottfried Böhm
23 January 1920

Rudolf KochRudolf Koch
20 November 1876
Type Designer

Stefan LochnerStefan Lochner
1410 AD
painter, illuminator

Adam ElsheimerAdam Elsheimer
18 March 1578
Marianne BrandtMarianne Brandt
01 October 1893

Otto MuellerOtto Mueller
16 October 1874
Max PechsteinMax Pechstein
31 December 1881

Isa GenzkenIsa Genzken
27 November 1948
Sculptor, Painter
Leo von KlenzeLeo von Klenze
29 February 1784
Michael WolgemutMichael Wolgemut
1434 AD