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AMMAN, Jost (1539 - 1591), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AMMAN, Jost (1539 - 1591), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Active in Germany from 1560.

Born 1539, in Zurich; died 15 March 1591, in Nuremberg.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator.

Nuremberg School.

[not available online]Like his great predecessors Dürer, Aldegrever and Beham, Jost Amman devoted his artistic efforts to engraving. Little is known of his paintings. He produced remarkable stained glass windows with brilliant colours, as did many other Swiss

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