Albrecht Dürer

1471 - 1528
Dürer is seen as the archetypal Renaissance artist of Northern Europe. He had unique skills of observation, was a master narrator and a superb technician. He visited Italy, and added interest in proportion and perspective to his Northern taste for surface detail.

He was a polymath - a writer and theoretician as well as a painter and graphic artist. Himself influenced by the work of Mantegna, Leonardo and Giovanni Bellini, he in turn influenced many Italian artists through his prints.

Related paintings

Saint Jerome
Albrecht Dürer
about 1496
Saint Jerome
The Painter's Father
Attributed to Albrecht Dürer
1497
The Painter's Father
The Virgin and Child ('The Madonna with the Iris')
Workshop of Albrecht Dürer
about 1500-10
The Virgin and Child ('The Madonna with the Iris')
 
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