(b ?Augsburg, 1573; d Augsburg, 13 May 1625). German painter and draughtsman. The son and pupil of Christoph Mozart II (d c. 1590), a craftsman painter, he may have visited Venice and Treviso in the 1590s. The stylistic proximity to the Frankenthal school or Frederik van Valckenborch (c. 1570–1623) of his earliest landscape, the Sermon of John the Baptist (1602; Augsburg, Schaezlerpal.), is due more to common period factors than to any direct influence. In 1598 Mozart became a master in Augsburg, where he remained except for short journeys. He painted small-format cabinet pictures and repository pieces, mostly on copper or wood, occasionally on alabaster or lapis lazuli. His verified works comprise only about 25 paintings and miniatures, a similar number of drawings and a few pages for dynastic albums, often with the distinctive monogram a under m, and the date.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.