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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Knaus, Ludwig

KNAUS, LUDWIG (knous), a German painter; born in Wiesbaden, Oct. 10, 1829. He studied at Düsseldorf under Karl Sohn and Schadow, but struck out a path for himself, painting subjects from everyday rustic life. In 1852-1860 he lived mostly in Paris and painted “The Golden Wedding,” “The Baptism,” and “The Setting-out for the Dance.” In 1861-1866 he resided in Berlin. Among his paintings are “The Juggler,” “His Highness on His Travels,” “Cobbler Boy” and “Organgrinder.” From 1866 to 1874 he lived in Düsseldorf, and painted the pictures on which his fame as a genre painter is most securely founded: “The Children's Feast,” “The Funeral,” “The Goose-Girl,” “Brothers and Sisters,” etc. Among his later pictures are “A Holy Family,” “Bad Roads,” “The Stubborn Model,” “The Wisdom of Solomon,” etc. He died Dec. 7, 1910.