Werner Tübke

Werner Tübke (30 July 1929 in Schönebeck, Germany – 27 May 2004 in Leipzig, Germany) was a German painter, best known for his monumental Peasants' War Panorama located in Bad Frankenhausen. He is "one of the few East German artists who gained recognition in West Germany."[1]

Werner Tübke
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Tübke (left) presenting a 1:10 version of Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany to Erich Honecker
Born(1929-07-30)30 July 1929
Schönebeck, Germany
Died27 May 2004(2004-05-27) (aged 74)
Leipzig, Germany
Known forpainting
Notable work
Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany, also known as Peasants' War Panorama
MovementLeipzig School,
Magical Realism

Early Bourgeois Revolution in GermanyEdit

Tübke's magnum opus, Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany, has a size of 14 metres (46 ft) by 123 metres (404 ft).[2] It depicts a scene from the German Peasants' War, which took place from 1524 to 1525.


  1. ^ "Dresden's Albertinum brings out East German art to 'build bridges'". theartnewspaper.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  2. ^ Panorama museum (text in German)