Albrecht Dürer biography

Albrecht Dürer

Painting, Visual Artist

1471 – 1528

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Who was Albrecht Dürer?

Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His high-quality woodcuts established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. His vast body of work includes altarpieces, religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings. The woodcuts, such as the Apocalypse series, retain a more Gothic flavour than the rest of his work. His well-known prints include the Knight, Death, and the Devil, Saint Jerome in his Study and Melencolia I, which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours also mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium.

Dürer's introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, has secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.

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Born
May 21, 1471
Nuremberg
Also known as
  • Albrecht Durer
  • Albrecht Dürer
Siblings
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Germans
  • Bavarians
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Venice
    (1490 - 1494)
  • Venice
    (1505 - 1507)
  • Nuremberg
    (1507 - 1528)
Died
Apr 6, 1528
Nuremberg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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