Wilhelm Ziegler

(c. 1480—1537)

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(b Creglingen, c. 1480; d ?Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, after 1537). German painter. He was apprenticed to Hans Burgkmair I in Augsburg in 1502. From 1507 to c. 1520 he lived as an independent master painter in Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber. His work there includes the panels for the St Wolfgang altar in the Wolfgangskirche (1514), which are very much in the style of Burgkmair. Ziegler later came under the influence of Dürer and Hans von Kulmbach. From 1522 he shared a studio with Hans Boden in Fribourg; some works from this period (e.g. panels from an altar to Our Lady, 1522, 1523) are in Fribourg's Musée d’Art et d’Histoire. He obtained citizenship of Fribourg in 1527 and was appointed municipal painter.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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