Philipp Uffenbach


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(b Frankfurt am Main, bapt 15 Jan 1566; bur; Frankfurt am Main, 6 April 1636). German painter, engraver, etcher and cartographer. He was the most renowned painter in Frankfurt c. 1600, but little of his work has been preserved or studied. He is most often cited as the teacher of Adam Elsheimer and for his reports to Joachim von Sandrart about Grünewald. He had inherited a volume of Grünewald's drawings from Adam Grimmer (d Mainz, c. 1598), believed to be the son of Grünewald's only known pupil, Johann Grimmer; these drawings were sold in 1639 by Uffenbach's widow to the collector Abraham Schelkens (1606–48). Uffenbach's work is typical of the German painters of the so-called Dürer-Renaissance, who took a renewed interest in the work of their early 16th-century forebears.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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