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German, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1435; died 1504.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator, writer, printer. Religious subjects.

School of Alsace.

Hans Baemler's name appears for the first time in 1453. He established himself in Augsburg as a printer. His name appears on two miniatures, a Crucifixion...

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Bohemian School, 16th century, male.

Illustrator.

Johann Cantor was a printer from Prague and he decorated a number of books.

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Gryphe  

German, 16th century, male.

Born probably, in Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg).

Printer, engraver (wood).

The brother of Sébastien Gryphe (1493-1556), he lived from 1532 to 1545 in Paris and Lyons where he was a printer and bookseller. Rondot (in his Art and Artists at Lyons...

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died between 1522 and 1531.

Engraver, draughtsman, printer.

Thielmann Kerver is believed to have produced woodcuts for prayer books.

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Nuremberg.

Died 1601.

Painter, illuminator, printer.

Coburg (Prints Collection)

London (British Mus.)

Nuremberg (Germanisches Nationalmus.)

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Swiss, 15th century, male.

Born in Schlettstadt (now Sélestat, France); died 12 December 1478.

Illuminator, printer.

Hans Mentelin was a printer and learned his trade in Gutenberg's workshop before setting up on his own in Strasbourg in 1460. He has sometimes been called the inventor of printing....

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German, 15th century, male.

Died 12 December 1478.

Illuminator, printer.

Described as 'aurarius et miniarius scriba' (gilder, miniaturist and scribe), Joh. Meutel started his career as an excellent illuminator in Strasbourg. Later, seeing the possibilities and progress being made in printing, he changed direction and became a distinguished printer....

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(b Augsburg, c. 1455; d Augsburg, Feb 25, 1521).

German printer. Schönsperger was appointed imperial court printer to Habsburg, House of family §I, (3) , for whom he published a magnificent prayer book (1513) set in a specially-designed Gothic type and printed in ten copies on vellum. He also published the Emperor’s Theuerdank (1517). His son, Johann Schönsperger the younger (...

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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 ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died 4 June 1521.

Printer, print publisher, miniaturist (?), engraver (wood).

Vostre was active at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th. He produced printed books of hours on vellum illustrated with woodcuts (some experts suggest metal engravings). The initials and miniatures are hand-painted and the woodcuts are also coloured; at first sight the appearance of these books is very similar to that of earlier manuscripts. Simon Vostre is believed not only to have been the printer and publisher of these works but also the artist who made the woodcuts and miniatures decorating them. Three such books are in the Musée de Cluny in Paris: 1. ...