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Lucas Cranach the Elder

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Lucas Cranach the Elder
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Northern Renaissance

Lucas Cranach the Elder Biography

Lucas Cranach (1472-1553) is a German painter, who named himself after his hometown of Kronach, near Bamberg. He seems to have spent his first years of training in his father's workshop. Nothing is known about his further training and his years of traveling. There is evidence that he worked in Coburg, Gotha, and Vienna, traveled in Danube valley, making drawings for woodcuts and also painting, around A.D. 1500-1504.

Lucas Cranach the Elder 71 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Lucas Cranach the Elder Bibliography

Die Dresdner Galerie. Alte Meister. by M. Alpatow. VEB Verlag der Kunst. Dresden. 1966.

Cranach the Elder. by A. Nemilov. Moscow. 1973.

Malt, hände, malt. Ein Cranach-Roman. von Renate Krüger. Leipzig. 1975.

Cranach. by Viorica Guy Marica. Maridiane. Bucharest. 1983.

The Cranachs: A Family of Painters. by Werner Schade. Moscow. 1987. (in Russian)

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

Lucas Cranach the Elder by Harald Marx. Konemann, 2002.

Lucas Cranach the Elder: 1472-1553 (Great Painters Series) by Alexander Stepanov. Parkstone Press, 1997.

Lucas Cranach: His Life, His World and His Art by Peter Moser. Babenberg, 2005.