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Dürer, Albrecht

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00056308
Dürer, Albrecht

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 24 May 1471, in Nuremberg; died 5 April 1528, in Nuremberg.

Painter, watercolourist, printmaker (engraving and woodcut). Religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits.

Nuremberg School.

According to Albrecht Dürer, his father, also named Albrecht, came from a Hungarian family of horse and cattle breeders by the name of Ajtos (derived from the Hungarian word for ‘door’, ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; 17th-Century Art ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400) ; Religious Art ; Christian Art

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