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Jost Haller

(c. 1410—1485)


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(b ?Strasbourg, c. 1410; d Saarbrücken, before 1485). German painter. He is recorded in 1438 as a master and in 1444 as a member of the guild of painters and goldsmiths in Strasbourg. In 1447, together with Hans Tieffental (fl 1391–1448), he undertook to paint and gild a stone crucifix (untraced) in Metz. Probably directly after this he entered the service of Count Johann III of Nassau-Saarbrücken (d 1472) as court painter and moved to Saarbrücken. In 1453 he concluded a contract for an extensive series of murals (destr.) showing scenes from the Lives of SS Ursula and Barbara (among others) for a newly built chapel in the church of the Carmelite convent in Metz. No further record of his work is known until his death.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.


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