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Albrecht Dürer Biography

The central figure in the German Renaissance was Albrecht Dürer, a painter and graphic artist, one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of art.

Albrecht Dürer was born on 21 May, 1471 in Nuremberg, south Germany, son of a prosperous goldsmith Albrecht Dürer the Elder (1427-1502), and Barbara Holper. His early training was in drawing, woodcutting and printing, which were to remain his main and favorite media throughout his artistic career. 1486 through 1489 he was apprenticed in the workshop of Nuremberg artist Michael Wolgemut.

He traveled much. In 1490 he left his native city for four year, probably initially visiting Cologne and possibly the Netherlands. He traveled to Italy twice in 1494-95 and 1505-07, visited Venice and Bologna, perhaps Florence and Rome. His fame was broadcasted through his engravings, and artists in Italy were soon drawing on them for ideas.. Read Albrecht Durer's Full Biography

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Albrecht Dürer Bibliography

: Dürer and His Time. by M. Libman. Moscow. 1972.

Dürer. by S. Lvov. Moscow. 1985.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Drypoints of Albrecht Duurer by Albrecht Duurer. Dover Pubns, 1972.

The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer by Albrecht Durer, Willi Kurth (Editor). Dover Pubns, 1985.

Drawings of Albrecht Durer by Heinrich Wolfflin (Editor), Albrecht Durer. Dover Pubns, 1970.

Albrecht Durer (Masters of German Art Series) by Anja-Franziska Eichler, Albrecht Durer. Konemann, 1999.

The Human Figure: The Complete Dresden Sketchbook by Albrecht Durer, Walter L. Strauss. Dover Publications, 1972.

Albrecht Durer's Renaissance: Humanism, Reformation, and the Art of Faith (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization) by David Hotchkiss Price. UMP, 2003.

The Life and Art of Albrecht Durer by E. Panofsky. Princeton University Press, 1971.

Nature's Artist: Plants and Animals by Albrecht Durer, Victoria Salley. Prestel, 2003.