This diploma thesis is dedicated to the portrayals of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt, who was depicted by numerous artists. The focus is placed on the descriptions of these portraits of Willy Brandt as well as on the artists? motivation for the portrayals. At first, the development of the political portrayal in Germany will be outlined briefly. Then the "Kanzlergalerie" (the chancellor?s gallery), which displays every Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany since World War II in the building of the Chancellery, and its history will be described in detail. The main part elaborates on selected portrayals of the former Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt. Among these, different works of art, created by renowned painters and sculptors such as Georg Meistermann, Oswald Petersen, Manfred Bluth, Otto Herbert Hajek, Andy Warhol, Johannes Heisig, Jürgen Draeger, Rainer Fetting, Wieland Förster and Gerhard Marcks, can be found. The individual reviews of the images consist of the artist?s biography, the description of the portrayal and the artist?s motive for its creation. As a comparison to the portrayals of Willy Brandt, pictures of other Federal Chancellors, who held office in the second part of the 20th century in the Federal Republic of Germany, will be presented at the end of this diploma thesis: paintings such as a portrait by Oskar Kokoschka, who depicted Konrad Adenauer, an image by Bernhard Heisig, who painted Helmut Schmidt, a portray of Helmut Kohl by Albrecht Gehse, and a piece of art by Jörg Immendorff, who portrayed Gerhard Schröder, will be discussed.