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Albrecht Durer

(1471-1528)

Albrecht Durer Portrait

Biography

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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 Durer. Saint John's Church. Saint John's Church. 1489. Watercolour and gouache on paper. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Wire-Drawing Mill. The Wire-Drawing Mill. 1489. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Durer's Father. Portrait of Durer's Father. 1490. Oil on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Self-Portrait at 22. Self-Portrait at 22. 1493. Oil on linen, transferred from vellum. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Christ as the Man of Sorrows. Christ as the Man of Sorrows. 1493. Oil on panel. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Dürer. St. Jerome in the Wilderness. St. Jerome in the Wilderness. 1495. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Virgin and Child before an Archway. Virgin and Child before an Archway. 1495. Oil on panel. Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Parma, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. View of Arco. View of Arco. 1495. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Putti Dancing and Making Music. Putti Dancing and Making Music. 1495. Black ink on paper. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. House by a Pond. House by a Pond. 1496. Watercolour and gouache on paper. The British Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Pond in the Woods. Pond in the Woods. 1496. Watercolour and gouache on paper. The British Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Frederick the Wise. Portrait of Frederick the Wise. 1496. Tempera on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Dresden Altar. The Dresden Altar. 1496. Tempera on panel. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Dresden Altarpiece. The Dresden Altarpiece. 1496. Tempera on panel, central panel. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin. The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin. c.1496-1497. Oil on panel. Central panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Side panels. Dresden Gallery, Dresden, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Willow Mill. Willow Mill. 1496-1498. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Durer's Father at 70. Portrait of Durer's Father at 70. 1497. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Self-Portrait at 26. Self-Portrait at 26. 1498. Oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Lot Fleeing with His Daughters from Sodom. Lot Fleeing with His Daughters from Sodom. c.1498. Oil and tempera on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 1498. Woodcut. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Paumgartner Altarpiece. The Paumgartner Altarpiece. c.1498-1504. Oil on panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Allegory of Justice. Allegory of Justice. 1498. Black ink on paper. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Oswolt Krel. Portrait of Oswolt Krel. 1499. Oil on panel, central panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Elsbeth Tucher. Portrait of Elsbeth Tucher. 1499. Oil on panel. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Self-Portrait at 28. Self-Portrait at 28. 1500. Oil on panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Nuremberg Woman Dressed for Church. Nuremberg Woman Dressed for Church. 1500. Pen and ink and watercolour on paper. Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Lamentation for Christ. Lamentation for Christ. c.1500-1503. Oil on panel. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. A Young Hare. A Young Hare. 1502. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Large Turf. The Large Turf. 1503. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Virgin among a Multitude of Animals. The Virgin among a Multitude of Animals. 1503. Pen and ink and watercolour on paper. Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Jabach Altarpiece. Job Castigated by His Wife. Piper and Drummer. The Jabach Altarpiece. Job Castigated by His Wife. Piper and Drummer. c.1503-1504. Oil on panel. Staatliche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. The Adoration of the Magi. The Adoration of the Magi. 1504. Oil on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve. 1504. Engraving. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman. Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman. 1505. Oil on panel. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Albrecht Durer. Madonna and Child. Madonna and Child. c.1505. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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