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Dürer familylocked

  • Peter Strieder


German family of artists. Albrecht Dürer the elder (1427–1502), a goldsmith in Nuremberg, was the first teacher of his famous son, (1) Albrecht Dürer, who is renowned for his paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and theoretical writings. Albrecht the younger trained his brother (2) Hans Dürer, a painter of mostly religious subjects who became court painter in Poland. A third brother, Endres [Andreas] Dürer (1486–1555), became a master goldsmith in Nuremberg in 1514 and carried on their father’s business, though no work can be attributed to him with any certainty.

(b Nuremberg, May 21, 1471; d Nuremberg, April 6, 1528).

Painter, draughtsman, printmaker and writer. Now considered by many scholars the greatest of all German artists, he not only executed paintings and drawings of the highest quality but also made a major contribution to the development of printmaking, especially engraving, and to the study of anthropometry....

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]
F. W. H. Hollstein: German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, c. 1400–1700 (Amsterdam, 1954–)