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Albrecht Dürer

Neurenberg 1471 - Neurenberg 1528

Albrecht Dürer received his first lessons from his father, who was a goldsmith. He subsequently became a pupil of the painter Michael Wohlgemut. Dürer travelled to Italy on several occasions. He painted a number of works in Venice for German merchants. Dürer returned to Germany with the ideas of the Italian Renaissance. It was his prints that proved most influential. He was a master in the design and production of woodcuts and copper engravings, a technique he brought to perfection. His prints were spread throughout Europe and influenced countless artists, even in Italy. Dürer also wrote about art theory and fortifications.

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