(b Lohr, c. 1525). German architect, engraver and writer. After training as an architect in his native town, Hans Blum left Lohr because two architects were already working there: Peter Volckner (fl 1539–48) and Jost Wenzel (fl 1548–70). He then moved to Zurich, where he married Ragali Kuchymeister in 1550. Their eldest son, Christoffel Blum (bapt 21 Jan 1552), was named after the publisher Christoffel Froschauer (?1490–1564), who later published Hans Blum's treatises on architecture.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.