The painting of portraits in today's art is considered to be of minor importance. Yet a painted portrait, in difference to a photograph, not only depicts the actual appearance of a person but also the history of his or her life. A good portrait originates through an immediate relation between the painter and the painted. Portraits of Isabel Allende, Gioconda Belli, Kenzaburo Oe, Josef Weizenbaum, et.al..
Dieter Masuhr accepts commissions to paint portraits.