Master Arnt

(fl. 1460)

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(fl 1460; d Zwolle, 1492). Netherlandish sculptor. He is first mentioned in Kalkar (Germany) in 1460, moving to Zwolle (Netherlands) in 1484. In records he is always given the professional title ‘Beeldesnider’ (sculptor). His style was influenced by the paintings of Rogier van der Weyden and by the sculpture of Utrecht (stone sculpture in the cathedral and works by Adriaen van Wesel); some connections with painting in the Duchy of Guelders have also been established. His main extant works are sculptures in oak, many of which were commissioned by the Liebfrauenbruderschaft (Brotherhood of the Virgin) in Kalkar, st nikolai.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

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