Master of Fogdö

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(fl first quarter of the 15th century). Scandinavian painter. He executed wall paintings in Fogdö Church and in the Lady chapel in Strängnäs Cathedral, both in Södermanland, Sweden. He has sometimes been thought to be the master responsible for paintings in the church at Undløse in Sjaelland, Denmark, and the name Union Master derives from the supposition that he worked in both Sweden and Denmark, which were then politically united. Although there are some similarities in the figure style and ornamentation between these works, there are also differences, and the identification cannot be proved.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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