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CONRAD VON SOEST (<i>born</i> 1378), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CONRAD VON SOEST (born 1378), Painter

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German, 15th century, male.

Born soon after 1378, probably in Dortmund; died at the beginning of the 15th century.


Westphalian School.

Conrad von Soest worked in the circle of the Master of the Cologne St Veronica. He solved problems of perspective and depth by using flat colours and gold backgrounds and by deliberately ignoring space. This gives his pictures an archaic character, and raises his religious

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