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Hans Memling

Hans Memling
Life Dates
Northern Renaissance

Hans Memling Biography

Hans Memling (Memlinc or Hemling) – Flemish artist of German origin, active in the Netherlands in the second half of the XV century. Hans Memling was born around 1430-1440 in Seligenstadt in the Main region. Little is known about his training and early work. Perhaps he was trained in Cologne. Already in 1465, he was mentioned in Brussels, and from 1466 he worked in Bruges. Many art historians agree that he was most probably a late pupil of Rogier van der Weyden; in any case, the latter’s influence is noticeable in Memling’s earliest authenticated works, although in some works he surpassed his probable teacher.

Hans Memling 35 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Hans Memling Bibliography

Memling. by M. German. Leningrad. 1983.

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

Bruges and the Renaissance: Memling to Pourbus by Maximiliaan P. J. Martens (Editor), Wim Blockmans (Contributor), Maryan Wynn Ainsworth (Contributor). Harry N Abrams, 1999.

Memling's Portraits by Till-Holger Borchert. Thames & Hudson, 2005.

Flemish Primitives II: Bouts, Christus, Memling, Goes by C. Stroo. Brepols Publishers, 1999.

Hans Memling: the Complete Works by Dirk De Vos. Thames and Hudson, 1994.