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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer

May 21, 2012

Born 21 May 1471, Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist. He has been regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance. His ambitious work with woodcuts helped to revolutionize the medium. At the age of 15, Dürer began as an apprentice to the leading artist of Nuremberg, Michael Wolgemut. Though...