Karl August Krazeisen. Few know his name, but many – if not all – have seen his works. His role was quite important for Greek history.
Karl August Krazeisen, a German army officer, was born in 1794 in Bavaria and died in 1878.
In 1826 as a genuine Philhellenist, he enlisted in the body of Bavarian volunteers and came to Greece to fight with the revolutionaries against Turks.
During his stay in Greece, Krazeisen painted many landscapes and portraits of revolutionaries!
Among other things, he painted the portrait of Kolokotronis, Karaiskakis, Nikitaras, Zaimis, Makrigiannis, Miaoulis, Tzavelas, Kanaris and many other revolutionaries!