Wilfried Franzen

Dr. Wilfried Franzen

Coordinator of Publications
+49 (0) 341 97 35 597


Wilfried Franzen studied art history at the universities of Trier, Reading and Bamberg. He graduated in 2000 with a PhD on pictorial narrative in 15th century panel painting at the Technical University of Berlin. From 2003 to 2004, he was a research assistant in the GWZO-project »Significance of the Jagiellonians for the Art and Culture of Central Europe (1450-1550)«. Subsequently, he worked as a freelance lecturer and editor. He has been a researcher at the GWZO since 2008.

As a member of the »Transfer and Publishing« department, Wilfried Franzen is responsible for the GWZO's publications and the Handbook on the History of Art in East Central Europe.

Work focus

  • Cultural transfer in Central Europe
  • Art production in utraquist Bohemia
  • Panel painting in Krakow around 1450-1470

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