Günter Rittner

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Günter Rittner (11 March 1927 – 23 November 2020) was a German painter and illustrator. He was one of the best known German portrayers. He was known for his official portrait of German Chancellors Ludwig Erhard, Kurt Georg Kiesinger and Helmut Schmidt.[1] Many of his works are found at the Bundeskanzleramt in Berlin.

Rittner was born in Breslau, Germany. He lived in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Rittner died at his home in Munich on 23 November 2020 at the age of 93.[2]

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  1. "German portrait artist Guenter Rittner, painter of chancellors, dies". dpa. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  2. "Maler: Günter Rittner ist tot". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). dpa. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.