Who is Jost Haller?

Jost Haller was a 15th-century Gothic painter from Alsace, active in the years 1440–1470, first time-honored in Strasbourg, then in Metz, and in Saarbrücken. He is along with called The painter of the knights (French: Le peintre des chevaliers) [not “The painter of knights”, or Le peintre de chevaliers].

Haller’s publish was forgotten until 1980, when art historian Charles Sterling rediscovered it and put it upon a number of paintings and illuminated manuscripts that were hitherto official to anonymous masters, most famously in the middle of them the Tempelhof Altarpiece (ca. 1445) from Bergheim, Haut-Rhin (not to be mortified with the Tempelhof district of Berlin!), an oil on panel painting 213 cm (84 in) wide and 89.5 cm (35.2 in) high, now kept in the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar. Haller is next thought to be the author of the fresco of Saint Michael defeating Satan, 800 cm (310 in) high and 420 cm (170 in) wide, of St Thomas’ Church, Strasbourg.

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A bridge in Strasbourg, built 2006, is named after Jost Haller.

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