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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