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Sketches of Michael Wittmann

These two portraits of Michael Wittmann were sketched by myself in the Summer of 1992, as a part of a series of portraits of famous Waffen-SS commanders and personalities. The first is of Wittmann as an SS-Untersturmführer in Russia, after his being awarded the Ritterkreuz in January 1944. The second portrait, perhaps one of the most famous of the war, is of SS-Obersturmführer Wittmann shortly after the battle for Villers-Bocage, adorned with Ritterkreuz with Oakleaf Cluster, atop his Tiger in Normandy.

Portrait Nr. 1Portrait Nr. 2

Left: Wittmann as an SS-Untersturmführer following his receiving the Knight's Cross in January 1944. Right: a rendition of the famous photograph of Wittmann atop his Tiger I, Normandy 1944.

To view a larger image, just click on the appropriate thumbnail. To return to this page after viewing, click the 'Back' button on your browser. (These images are the sole property of the artist, and may be not reproduced or altered without prior permission). These two pieces are the sum of my pretty average artistic efforts; you can order an exclusive print of Michael Wittmann by the professional artist Jody Harmon by visiting his Armor Art website at

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