Collection: Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Artist information: Dürer is appreciated across Europe as one of the greatest painters and printmakers of Germany, but was also a highly regarded theorist. Even by his twenties he ranked among the most important artists of the Northern Renaissance. His ambitious woodcuts and engravings revolutionized the potential of the media, with such works as 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' (ca. 1498), 'Knight, Death, and the Devil' (1513), as well as 'Saint Jerome in his Study' (1514) and 'Melencolia I' (1514) becoming legendary, much analysed artworks in their own right. His use of watercolours led to him being recognized as one of the first landscape artists in Europe. In addition, he also stood out due to his introduction of classic motifs from Roman mythology into Northern art.
Artist Place of Death: Nuremberg, Germany
Artist Place of Birth: Nuremberg, Germany
Artist Gender: male
Artist Dates: 1471-05-21/1528-04-06
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