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Albrecht Dürer
b. May 21, 1471 – d. April 6, 1528 • Artist
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Dürer, Albrecht
Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528), German painter and engraver. A native of Nuremberg, at first he entered his father’s goldsmith business, but in 1486 began the study of wood-cutting under Michael Wolgemut. After travelling abroad, particularly to *Venice (1494/5 and 1505–7), he settled down at Nuremberg.
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Dürer, Albrecht
Dürer, Albrecht, of Nuremberg, b. 1471, d. 1528, the foremost of the old German painters and father of a German line of art, did much to popularize art in Germany. His wood-engravings are coarse compared with modern products; but masterpieces. Through them especially the educating influence of real art
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Dürer, Albrecht
Dürer, Albrecht(1471–1528). The son of a goldsmith, Albrecht Dürer became known as the “prince of German artists.” He was the first to fuse the richness of the Italian Renaissance to the harsher northern European arts of painting, drawing, and engraving.Albrecht Dürer was born in Nuremberg, Germany,
Who’s Who in Christian History
Dürer, Albrecht
DÜrer, Albrecht (1471–1528)Painter, engraver, and designer of woodcutsBorn in Nuremberg, the son of an immigrant Hungarian goldsmith, Dürer studied art in several places—for example, Colmar, Basle, and Italy (particularly Venice), where he spent two formative years (1505–1507) absorbing the Renaissance