Frueauf, Rueland der Jüngere#
b. Salzburg or Passau, around 1475, d. Passau (Germany), after 1545, painter and exponent of the Danube School (Donauschule); son and pupil of R. Frueauf the elder, from 1497 citizen of Passau. It is believed that he lived in Austria for a fairly long period around 1500, when he created his principal works for the Monastery of Klosterneuburg (Johannes altar, 1498/99; Leopold altar, 1505). F. is known as one of the pioneers of the Danube School movement in Austria. He often combined sacred scenes and profane motifs (e.g. boar hunt) and often chose the environs of Klosterneuburg as a background in his paintings.
Literature#L. v. Baldass, Conrad Laib und die beiden R. F., 1946; A. Stange, R. F. d. J., 1971; Spaetgotik in Salzburg - Die Malerei, exhibition catalogue, Salzburg 1972.