|Konrad Witz (c 1400-1445) - Adoration of the Magi (c 1444)|
New Zealand 3c Stamp Issued Christmas 1974
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
He did not use mystical symbolism although it was very popular in northern Europe at the time - his work is more immediate and real to the viewer. Witz is best known at the artist who completed the first outdoor landscape of a real site, being Lake Geneva, in 1444. The painting was called The Miraculous Draft of Fishes. He worked the majority of his life in the Painters Guild in Basel, but little is known about his training.