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BECK, Leonhard (1480 - 1542), Painter, engraver, illuminator, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BECK, Leonhard (1480 - 1542), Painter, engraver, illuminator, illustrator

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German, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1480, in Augsburg; died 1542, in Augsburg.

Painter, engraver, illuminator, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Augsburg School.

Both alone and in collaboration with his son, Leonhard Beck made numerous illuminations and woodcuts. He is believed to have assisted Holbein the Elder. Received as a master in 1503, he was painter to Emperor Maximilian I, for whom he worked

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