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Altdorfer, Albrecht#

b. Regensburg (Germany), around 1480, d. Regensburg (Germany), Feb. 12, 1538, painter and graphic artist, copperplate engraver, architect. One of the outstanding artists of his time, most important representative of the Danube School . Several of his 55 panel paintings are exhibited in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. His masterpiece, created between 1509 and 1518, is the Sebastian Altar at the Monastery of St. Florian decorated with panels of the Passion in dramatic-mannerist style. His 124 drawings include sketches depicting the triumphal procession of Maximilian I of Habsburg and 24 illuminations for Maximilian´s prayer book. In 1535 he was appointed envoy of Regensburg to King Ferdinand I.


C. S. Wood, A. A. and the Origin of Landscape, 1993.