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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer  

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(b Nuremberg, 21 May 1471; d Nuremberg, 6 Apr. 1528).German printmaker, painter, draughtsman, and writer, the greatest figure of Renaissance art in northern Europe. He was the son of a goldsmith, ...
Bartholomäus Zeitblom

Bartholomäus Zeitblom  

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(1455×60–c. 1520).German painter from Nördlingen who settled in Ulm. Though connected, by marriage, to the painters Friedrich Herlin, of Nördlingen, and Hans Schüchlin (c. 1430–1505), of Ulm, ...
engraving

engraving  

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Term applied in its broadest sense to the various processes of cutting a design into a plate or block of metal or wood, and to the prints taken from these plates or blocks (see print for a ...
German art

German art  

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The extent to which one can speak of the ‘Germanness’ of German art is a question that has exercised both artists and historians from at least the 16th century, when ...
Glockendon

Glockendon  

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German illuminators and printsellers active in Nuremberg at the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century. Georg I (active 1484–1514), son of Albrecht Glockenden I, was ...
Hans the Elder Burgkmair

Hans the Elder Burgkmair  

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(b Augsburg, 1473; d Augsburg, May/Aug. 1531).German painter and designer of woodcuts, the leading artist of his day in Augsburg. He was the son of a painter, Thoman Burgkmair (c.1445–1523), who was ...
Jan Joest

Jan Joest  

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(b ?Wesel, c.1450/60; d Haarlem, 1519).German-Netherlandish painter, often known as Joest van Calcar (or Kalkar), after one of his main places of work, Kalkar in the Rhine valley. It ...
line engraving

line engraving  

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Term applied to a method of making prints (and the print so made) in which the design is cut directly into the surface of a metal (usually copper) plate. In normal parlance the word ‘engraving’ ...
M. S. Master

M. S. Master  

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(active in the decades around 1500)The most outstanding of the late Gothic artists of Hungary. He is named from the monogram, accompanied by the date 1506, on a Resurrection ...
Master E. S.

Master E. S.  

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(active c. 1450–67).German, or possibly Swiss, engraver (see line engraving) and goldsmith and the first engraver to sign his plates with a monogram. More than 300 of his engravings ...
Nicolaus Gerhaert

Nicolaus Gerhaert  

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(b ?Leiden; d Wiener Neustadt, Austria, ?1473).Sculptor, perhaps of Netherlandish origin, active in Germany and Austria, an artist of great power and originality. He is first recorded in 1462 in ...

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