Beham, Barthel or Peham or Behem or Böhm
German, 16th century, male.
Born in Nuremberg; died, in Italy.
Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, battles, portraits.
The younger brother of Hans Sebald Beham, Barthel Beham began working at a very young age; his earliest prints are dated 1520. His independent character and religious views, considered to be heretical, forced him to take refuge in Munich. He then entered the service of Duke William IV of Bavaria, contributing to the decoration of the Duke's new palace. He remained in the court of the Duke until about ...