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German, 16th century, male.

Painter.

Achert's name is found on a painting dating from the Renaissance period, which decorates one of the altars in the church of Rottweil.

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

Flemish School.

Pierre Aerts was one of the representatives of Renaissance art. Around 1540 he produced the monumental door which is located on the east side of the Fortress of Bruges.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Architect, sculptor.

Battagio designed the Renaissance gateway of Palazzo Landi in Piacenza, now the city's courthouse. He was also involved in the construction and sculptural decoration of the church of S Maria Incoronata in Lodi. Some biographers believe him to be the same person as a Giovanni da Lodi mentioned in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Venice,c. 1443–1490.

Painter, manuscript illuminator.

Leonardo Bellini was the nephew of Jacopo Bellini and cousin of his sons Giovanni and Gentile, all three of whom were painters. A contract dated 1443 documents Leonardo as an apprentice to Jacopo, with whom he lived. Although a few panel paintings have been attributed to him, Leonardo was primarily active as an illuminator. He seems to have specialised in adding miniatures to ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Segovia.

Sculptor.

Bartolomeo Fernández made the double-tier Renaissance stalls for the monastery of S Jeronimo del Paral near Segovia. Of the upper tier, 26 seats are now integrated into the choir stalls of the church of San Francisco el Grande at Madrid, while another 17 of this tier and 28 of the lower tier are in the Museo Nacional Arqueológico in Madrid....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born 16th century, in Saragossa.

Sculptor (wood).

In Segovia, José Ferreras sculpted the Renaissance high altar of the church of S Miguel.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Valladolid.

Born c. 1526.

Sculptor.

A close friend of Berruguete, Lucas Formente collaborated with him on a number of works, yet does not appear to have been affected in any way by the Renaissance ideals which transformed art. Martí y Monzó notes that many talented sculptors bore the name of Formente, but that Damián was the only one to have embraced the Renaissance....

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born probably in Kaufbeuren.

Sculptor.

Augsburg School.

Some German authorities claim Loy Hering as the first great sculptor of the High Renaissance in that country. There are said to be around 100 of his religious and funerary carvings in churches in Würzburg, Augsburg, Heilsbronn, Kastl, Münden and Vienna....

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French, 16th century, male.

Died 1531.

Glass painter.

Active between 1522 and 1531, Engrand Le Prince was one of the chief artists of the golden age of Renaissance stained glass. The greater part of the stained glass in the churches of Beauvais is thought to have been made by him....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 21 December 1401, in San Giovanni Val d’Arno, near Florence; died 1428, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits. Murals.

Florentine School.

Masaccio is considered the founding artist of Renaissance painting, his works showing the application of Filippo Brunelleschi’s system of linear perspective, a fascination with both anatomical structure and the art of classical antiquity, and a new dramatic and emotional intensity....

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German, 16th century, male.

Died 1533.

Sculptor (wood), engraver, draughtsman.

The most important work by this anonymous artist is the great altar of Brisach Cathedral (1526), one of the most interesting examples of Baroque art in southern Germany. Another, later work is the less well preserved altar in the church at Niederrothweil near Brisach. The sculptor is not afraid to tackle the most complex and detailed of forms, his figures, almost grotesque in their exaggeration, seeming to whirl and fly....

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German, 16th century, male.

Died 1602, in Güstrow.

Sculptor, architect.

Claus Midow was a pupil of Philip Brandin of Utrecht, the architect of Renaissance Mecklenburg. In 1563 he worked at the castle of Schwerin and between 1596 and 1598 at Güstrow Castle.

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German, 16th century, male.

Sculptor (wood).

Danzig School.

Matthias Neisser was the brother of Fabian Neisser. He sculpted Renaissance-style funerary monuments in the church of Notre-Dame in Torun.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Died c. 1495.

Sculptor, architect.

Jacopo Pietrasanta was one of the first Renaissance architects and sculptors in Rome. He worked predominantly on church interiors.

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Austrian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1460, in Brno (?); died c. 1515.

Sculptor, architect.

Brno School, Viennese School.

One of the most important figures in the transition from Gothic to Renaissance art, Pilgram worked in Brno and in St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. As an architect, his work includes the Judenturm (Jewish Tower) and the town hall in Brno. In ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Granada.

Sculptor.

Pablo de Rojas was the pupil of Rodrigo Moreno, and the master of JM Montanès. He was also the master of Gregorio Fernandez, and thus was well-placed to inspire the two most important Baroque schools in Spain. He produced several statues in Granada Cathedral, and was an early exponent of Spanish religious statuary - which was both realist and intensely spiritual, in accordance with the taste of Andalucians. His studio was taken over by Alonso de Mena....

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German, 16th century, male.

Died 1533 (?), in Landshut.

Sculptor (stone/wood), architect (?).

Rottaler was a leading representative of Bavarian sculpture at the beginning of the Renaissance. He produced altars and funerary sculptures.

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French, 16th century, male.

Born between 1515 and 1520, in Gray; died 1601, in Dijon.

Sculptor (wood), draughtsman, engraver, architect. Architectural views.

The exhibition Hugues Sambin: An Artist of the French Renaissance ( Hugues Sambin: Un Artiste de la Renaissance Française), held in the National Museum of the Renaissance in Écouen in ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Torgau.

Died 10 August 1568.

Sculptor.

Simon Schröter the Elder was the father of Georg and Simon Schröter the Younger. He was one of the most famous Saxon sculptors of the Renaissance, and was responsible for the portal of the church of Gotha Castle....

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French, 16th century, male.

Born 1485, in Bourges; died 1533, in Paris.

Miniaturist, copyist, engraver, illustrator, printer (?), potter.

Tory was one of the eminent Renaissance artists in France. Like many of the notable figures of his day, he was learned and skilled in several areas. After education in Rome and Bologna (1503), he returned to Paris, where he was nominated professor at the Collège du Plessis; he also taught at the Collège de Coquerel and the Collège de Bourgogne. Initially in collaboration with Henri Estienne and then in collaboration with Gilles de Gourmont, he published several scholarly works, among them the ...