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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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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

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Frowin  

German, 12th century, male.

Died 23 March 1178.

Illuminator.

This artist was abbot of the monastery of Englebert, where he founded a school of painting. He decorated the books in the monastery's library.

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Guda  

German, 12th century, female.

Copyist, illuminator.

Guda was a nun. A book of homilies in the library of Frankfurt am Main contains a portrait of her and her signature.

Borzello, Frances: Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-portraits, Thames and Hudson, London, 1998.

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Herrad  

French, 12th century, female.

Died 25 July 1195, in Hohenburg.

Illuminator, copyist.

School of Alsace.

Herrad was the abbess of Hohenburg or Ste-Odile d'Alsace. With the assistance of her nuns, she wrote the Garden of Delights ( Hortus deliciarum), a famous manuscript that was destroyed in the siege of Strasbourg in ...

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12th century, male.

Illuminator. Religious subjects.

Hugh ornamented the St Jerome's Commentaries on Isaiah now in Oxford, following the style of the Devonshire Benedictional.

Oxford (Bodleian Library): St Jerome's Commentaries on Isaiah

Article

Italian, 12th century, male.

Illuminator.

Isidorus wrote and decorated a missal in Padua in 1170.

Article

British, 12th century, male.

Active in Canterbury.

Calligrapher, illuminator.

This monk illuminated a Bible that is preserved in the Bibliothèque Ste-Geneviève, Paris.

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Austrian, 12th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Salzburg.

Illuminator.

Named after the great Admont Bible in the National Library of Vienna. This work is the most important monument of Salzburg illumination of the 12th century, and consists of two volumes containing 31 miniatures and 100 capital letters....

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German, 12th – 13th century, male.

Illuminator.

A Bohemian monk who illuminated with decorative features and figures a copy of the famous Glossary known as the Mother of Words ( Mater Verborum) for Solomon, Bishop of Constance. This copy was written in 1102 or 1202...

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Flemish School, 12th century, male.

Active in Liège.

Miniaturist, illuminator.

Nicolas de Diest worked for the abbey of St-Hubert.

Article

12th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 12th century.

Scribe, miniaturist.

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Sawalo  

Flemish School, 12th century, male.

Illuminator.

Sawalo illustrated a Bible in five volumes, each of which is decorated with a miniature. He is thought to be the same person as the illuminator of the same period called Sawalon, who was a monk in the abbey of Amand-en-Pevèle in ...

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Sintram  

French, 12th century, male.

Active in Marbach (Alsace).

Illuminator.

The Library of the Great Seminary of Strasbourg possesses a manuscript illuminated by this artist. A canon in the Augustinian monastery of Murbach, he painted his illustrations in 1154, including in them many scenes of daily life....

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Italian, 12th century, male.

Active in Puglia.

Sculptor, illuminator, goldsmith.