Ludwig KnausBorn in Wiesbaden in 1829 and died in 1910 in Berlin, was one of the most significant German artists in the 19th century.
With his genre paintings, which were successful in Germany and abroad, he formed the genre and helped genre painting achieve unique popularity.
Besides genre painting, where he set new standards, he was also extremely successful as a portrait painter. He maintained an intense relationship with his hometown of Wiesbaden throughout his life.
Many of his works were created here in his studio. The city of Wiesbaden loved to “decorate” itself with this artist in the 19th century and always knew about its artistic position in an international context.
The name of Ludwig Knaus has been on everyone's lips since 1850 - this meant that in addition to the Germans' preference for his work, there was also international demand for his work. However, after his death in 1910, his fame quickly faded, and at the same time the importance of genre painting.