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Stimmer familylocked

  • Andreas Stolzenburg

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Swiss family of artists. Christoph Stimmer I (b Burghausen, c. 1490; d Schauffhausen, 23 Oct 1562) worked in Konstanz as a schoolmaster from 1520 to 1532, but was also a calligrapher and painter. There are glass paintings (14 panels, 1524–5) signed with his name in Pfullendorf Town Hall, and he also used contemporary prints by such artists as Hans Leu II, Niklaus Manuel Deutsch and Hans Holbein the younger as models for his compositions. In 1532 he moved to Schaffhausen, where he became a citizen and a member of the guild in 1535, and worked as a bookbinder in 1558. Of his 11 children, (1) Tobias Stimmer was the most famous (see Switzerland, §III), and at least five of his other sons were also artists. Christoph Stimmer II (b Konstanz, c. 1520–25; d Rottweil, before Oct 1562) was a calligrapher, (2) Abel Stimmer was a painter and etcher, ...

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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]