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 Hans Burgkmair

 

 

Burgkmair Hans


(b Augsburg, 1473; d Augsburg, May–Aug 1531).

Painter, woodcut designer and draughtsman, son of Thoman Burgkmair. He belongs in the first rank of German early 16th-century artists alongside Durer, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Altdorfer and Matthias Grunewald. While his drawings have received little attention, the approximately 800 woodcuts after his designs bear witness to his imagination, productivity and success. Through his decisive adoption of the forms of the Venetian Renaissance (he and Durer were the first German artists to establish this connection), his links with the circle of artists and humanists around Emperor Maximilian I and his leading position in Augsburg, he played a decisive role in the blossoming of German art c. 1500. His only significant follower in Augsburg was Christoph Amberger.

 


St John the Evangelist in Patmos
1508

 

 

 

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