Michael Triegel

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Michael Triegel, born 13 December 1968 in Erfurt, is a German painter, illustrator and graphic artist based in Leipzig. He is associated with the New Leipzig School.[1] He studied painting and graphic art under Arno Rink at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig from 1990 to 1995. His paintings are highly influenced by Renaissance art.[2]

Triegel was baptised in 2014 and paints Christian subjects.[3] In 2010 he painted an official portrait of Pope Benedict XVI. Instead of having the pope model the conventional way, Triegel was invited to the front row during a general audience.[4] In 2015, Die Zeit called him "Germany's most famous religious artist".[1]


  1. ^ a b Löbbert, Raoul (2015-10-15). "Jesus von Triegel". Die Zeit (in German). Retrieved 2017-02-12. der bekannteste religiöse Künstler Deutschlands
  2. ^ Artner, Alan G. (2004-10-01). "Michael Triegel's joys revealed in new show". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  3. ^ http://www.bild.de/regional/leipzig/triegel-35643236.bild.html
  4. ^ Haubrich, Rainer (2011-01-17). "Ich male den Papst. Mehr Tabubruch geht nicht". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 2017-02-12.