German painter. He established a considerable reputation as a
portrait painter, his style, as in his Portrait of Christopher
Fugger (1541, Alte Pinakothek, Munich), often reflecting Venetian
Amberger trained in Augsburg under Hans Burgkmair and Leonhard Beck
before visiting Italy about 1525-27. His Portrait of Charles V (c.
1532, Museum Dahlem Gemäldegalerie, Berlin) shows the influence of
the Netherlandish court painter Jan Vermeyen, who was at Augsburg in
1530. Mercantile references to Venetian painters - in particular
Palma Vecchio and Paris Bordone - appear in such works as the
Portrait of Christopher Fugger. This Venetian influence was deepened
when in 1548 he met Titian, then visiting Augsburg, and helped
repair the latter's portrait of Charles V at the Battle of Mühlberg.
He altered his style according to the commission, and in several
later works - for example Portrait of the Cosmographer Sebastian
Münster (c. 1552, Museum Dahlem Gemäldegalerie, Berlin) - he
rejected the Italianate style of portraiture then in fashion
throughout Europe in favour of a more traditional German style. In
his Virgin and Saints Ulrich and Afra (1554), painted for Augsburg
Cathedral, he combined contemporary Italianate idiom with the late
Gothic style of Hans Holbein the Elder.
Portrait of Matthaus Schwarz 1542
Portrait of Felicitas Seiler
Portrait of the Cosmographer Sebastien Munster
Goldsmith Jorg Zurer of Augsburg
Portrat einer Frau
Young Man in Fur
Portrat des Christoph Baumgartner
Portrait of Cornelius Gros
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