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Albrecht Durer


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Albrecht Durer

Place of birth

Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire

Date of Birth

21 May 1471

Date of Death

6 April 1528 (aged 56)




Printmaking, Painting


Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513) Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) Melancholia I (1514) Durer's Rhinoceros


     Dürer learned not only painting but also wood carving and elementary copper engraving under Wolgemut. At the end of his apprenticeship in 1490 he travelled (the so-called Wanderjahre). In 1492 he arrived in Colmar, intending to study under Martin Schöngauer, a well regarded painter-engraver of his time. He found that Schongauer had died the previous year, but he was received kindly by the family of the deceased master there and in Basel.

Under them he evidently had some practice both in metal-engraving and in furnishing designs for the woodcutter. He left Basel some time in 1494 and travelled briefly in the Low Countries before he returned to Nuremberg. From this period, little of the work that can be attributed to him with certainty survives, though several of the illustrations of the Nuremberg Chronicle are sometimes attributed to him.

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