Hans Pleydenwurff

(c. 1425—1472)

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(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.

Subjects: Art.

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