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Spanish, 15th century, male.

Active in Valencia.

Illuminator.

In documents dated 1438 and 1467, the advocates Miguel Bataller and Juan Carcino have details of Domingo Adzuara's life and work.

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Bordeaux.

Born in Bordeaux.

Illuminator.

Article

French, 14th century, male.

Illuminator.

Albertus was a monk in the abbey of Ste-Bénigne in Dijon.

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French, 12th century, male.

Illuminator.

Burgundy School.

A certain Albertus, a native of Trier (Trèves), is mentioned among the abbots of the monastery of Cluny between 1109 and 1122 under the name of Pontius, and between 1122 and 1157 as Pierre. He worked at the same time as Opizon on an extraordinary Bible, the binding of which was encrusted with precious stones and which was kept in the library of Cluny. This magnificent book is no longer in existence, but we can assume that it was one of the masterpieces of this highly original school of which Cluny was the centre in the 12th century....

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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Leipzig at the end of the 15th century.

Illuminator.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Painter, illuminator. Religious subjects.

Florentine School.

Alexander was the son of Antonio Simeone of Florence. A hermit of the Order of St Augustine, he created the illuminations for a book of prayers for Lorenzo Strozzi.

Cambridge (Fitzwilliam Library): Book of Prayers...

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French, 12th century, male.

Miniaturist, illuminator. Religious subjects.

A monk, this artist illustrated a manuscript of St Augustine's City of God.

Boulogne-sur-Mer (Bibliothèque municipale): The City of God

Article

French, 15th century, male.

Illuminator.

Article

Italian, 15th century, male.

Died in Naples.

Miniaturist.

Aloyse da Napoli was employed by Matteo da Terranova to assist him in the execution of choir books in Naples, Monte Cassino, Perugia, etc. They appear to have travelled together from one monastery to another. Caravita gives considerable detail about their lives and work and tells us that Aloyse died in poverty while still very young after leading a dissolute life....

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German, 16th century, male.

Active between 1512 and 1561.

Painter, engraver (wood), illustrator. Religious subjects.

Erhard Altdorfer is believed to have been the brother of Albrecht Altdorfer. The latter mentions him in his will, dated 12 February 1538, as a citizen of Schwerin. Erhard was a painter to the court of Prince Henry the Peaceful and accompanied him to a royal wedding in Wittenburg. This occasion is believed to have given him the opportunity to meet Lucas Cranach, whose influence can be detected in some of his works. In 1516 he painted an altarpiece in Sternberg, Germany, which has been lost. In a 1552 letter to the young Duke John-Albert of Mecklenburg, he gives the impression of having been an architect along with his brother. Erhard Altdorfer is known today for his wood engravings, some of which are signed with a monogram formed by an intertwining of the letters ...

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Alvarus  

Portuguese, 16th century, male.

Miniaturist.

Alvarus embellished the Reform books of King John III. Book XI, Extremadura, bears the date 1527 and the name P. Alvarus on the title page. The artist is possibly the same as Pires Alvaro, painter to Emmanuel and John III, who is mentioned by Cyrillo Machado....

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Active in Germany from 1560.

Born 1539, in Zurich; died 15 March 1591, in Nuremberg.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator.

Nuremberg School.

Like his great predecessors Dürer, Aldegrever and Beham, Jost Amman devoted his artistic efforts to engraving. Little is known of his paintings. He produced remarkable stained glass windows with brilliant colours, as did many other Swiss artists. It is reasonable to suppose that before leaving Zurich for Nuremberg he had the opportunity to work with some of the accomplished stained glass painters who enjoyed a privileged social position in 16th-century Switzerland. It is not known who taught him. In 1560 he settled in Nuremberg where he spent the rest of his life, honourably continuing the tradition of his great artistic predecessors. Judging by his production (540 works), he was very successful....

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Ancelet  

French, 14th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 14th century.

Illuminator.

Ancelet worked with Jean Pucelle and Jacquet Maci on the decoration of the two most beautiful manuscripts of his time: a Latin Bible dated 1327 and the Breviary of Belleville.

Paris (BNF): ...

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French, 14th century, male.

Active in Avignon.

Illuminator.

Avignon School.

André de Beauvais worked for Pope Benedict XV.

Article

Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Illuminator.

Andrea di Castellammare worked in Naples in 1491.

Article

Italian, 15th century, male.

Illuminator.

Andreas may have been a brother of the Minim order. Around 1459 he illuminated a breviary for Giovanni-Battista Giraldi, Canon of Venice.

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Andrés  

Spanish, 15th century, male.

Active in Toledo.

Illuminator.

In 1432, Andrés illuminated a manuscript by Pedro Sanchez.

Article

French, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active in Paris at the end of the 14th century.

Died before 1414.

Illuminator.

Article

Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Bolognac.1400.

Miniaturist.

Antonio di Lucrezio was a Dominican monk. He decorated the antiphonaries, the book of collects and the pages of song books (all now in the Bologna city museum).

Bologna (Mus. Civico): illuminations

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Apsel  

15th century, male.

Died 1471.

Illuminator.