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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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Samo Štefanac

Dalmatian sculptor and architect of Albanian birth. Although he is recorded in 1435 at Zadar as a pupil of Marco di Pietro da Troia, his most important artistic influence was the Late Gothic style of Giorgio da Sebenico, with whom he worked in 1445 on Šibenik Cathedral and in ...

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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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Adriano Ghisetti Giavarina

Italian sculptor and architect. He was active in Romagna and the Marches, working in a transitional style between Gothic and Renaissance, influenced by Venetian taste. His first known work is the signed, but undated low stone relief depicting the Lion of St Mark (c....

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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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Corine Schleif

German sculptor and architect. He was a leading sculptor of the final phase of the Late Gothic period in Germany. His many works in stone, which range from monumental sculptures for public places to decorative ornaments for private residences, were commissioned primarily by Nuremberg patrons, between ...

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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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Elinor M. Richter

Italian sculptor. He was the most significant non-Florentine sculptor of the 15th century: a transitional figure in the development of Italian Renaissance sculpture, who infused the Late Gothic art of Nicola Pisano (i) with a new appreciation of antiquity, paving the way for such later artists as Antonio Federighi and Francesco di Giorgio in Siena, Niccolò dell’Arca in Bologna and, most notably, Michelangelo. He worked for a wide spectrum of patrons—the papal states, noble and mercantile families and the cities of Siena and Florence—and was the only Sienese artist of his century to achieve a truly national reputation....

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German sculptor. He was one of the most outstanding representatives of the last generation of Gothic sculptors in southern Germany, and one of the most fully documented medieval sculptors.

Tilman’s father, Tilman Riemenschneider the elder (d 1483), was a master of the mint, and lived with his family at Osterode in the Harz mountains. Tilman Riemenschneider the younger possibly trained first as a stone sculptor in Erfurt, specializing in alabaster, and then travelled as a journeyman to the south-west of Germany. Elements in his work suggest that he spent time in Strasbourg and Trier and then went to Ulm, where he was apprenticed to ...

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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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German sculptor. He was the most important Late Gothic sculptor in Salzburg, where he was granted citizenship on 18 October 1479. Despite his probable origins in Regensburg (Martin Valkenauer, his father (?), is documented in 1465 in Regensburg), he worked in a tradition of tomb sculpture found in Salzburg, Wiener Neustadt, and Vienna. The artists who influenced him most were Master E. S. and Nicolaus Gerhaert....

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Freiburg im Brisgau from 1497 to 1510.

Sculptor (wood).

One of the most important artists of the early Renaissance, Hans Weiditz I carved the altar of the Magi in Freiburg Cathedral in 1505. A carving of Adam and Eve...