Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht DürerAlbrecht Dürer was born May 21, 1471 in Imperial Free City of Nüremberg, Germany. Painter, printmaker and draughtsman generally regarded as the greatest German Renaissance artist. His vast body of work includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings.

Born the third son of the Hungarian goldsmith Albrecht Dürer, the Elder, Albrecht began as an apprentice to his father in 1485. His earliest known work, one of his many self portraits, was made in 1484 at age 13 (another self portrait was done in 1491, and a painting of himself as an extremely confident young man in 1493).

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