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Albrecht Kauw

Albrecht Kauw was considered one of Bern’s leading still-life painters in the 17th century. According to a history of Bern, he was also a cartographer and a painter of vedute, and as such had a significant influence on the history of Swiss landscape painting.

According to Benizet, he worked mainly in Bern, where he had already settled by 1640. He carried out a large number of decorations for public buildings in this town and for various chateaux.

Works are held in the following galleries:

Bern: Cavalry Combat in the 17th Century; Shipwreck; Brigands Attacking; Path to Happiness.

His son, Albrecht Kauw the Younger apparently worked as a painter in Basel, but no works by him have been identified.

Name
Albrecht Kauw
Date of birth
1616
Place of birth
Strasbourg, France
Date of death
1681
Place of death
Switzerland
Nationality
Swiss
Gender
Male

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