(b ?Bamberg, c.1425; d Nuremberg, 9 Jan. 1472).
German painter and designer of stained glass, the leading painter of his day in Nuremberg, where he was active from about 1450. His work shows a move away from the International Gothic style to a more naturalistic idiom influenced by Netherlandish painting. A large Crucifixion (c.1470, Alte Pin., Munich) is characteristic of his refined style. Michael Wolgemut married his widow and took over his workshop. Pleydenwurff's son Wilhelm (d1494) was a painter and designer of woodcuts, also active in Nuremberg.