Georg Lemberger

(c. 1490—1537)

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(b ?Nuremberg, c. 1490; d after 1537). German painter and woodcut designer. His main achievement was to introduce the painting principles of the Danube school to Middle Germany; he worked largely in Protestant contexts. Once thought to be a native of Landshut, he was probably the son of simon Lainberger of Nuremberg, a painter and wood-carver, and brother of hans Leinberger, a wood-carver in Landshut. A Christ Bearing the Cross (c. 1511–12; Moosburg, St Kastulus) on the reverse of the predella on a high altar carved by Hans Leinberger, with frontal paintings (1511–14) by the Landshut court painter Hans Wertinger (1465 ?70–1533), is ascribed to Lemberger. Despite this link with Wertinger, his method of working owes more to the restlessly creative style of his supposed brother, which in turn shows the influence of Albrecht Altdorfer.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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