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Jorg Breu



Jorg Breu the Elder     Pages: 1

Jorg Breu the Elder (c. 1475 1537) of Augsburg was a painter of the German Danube school. He was the son of a weaver.

He journeyed to Austria and created several multi-panel altarpieces there in 150002, such as the Melk Altar (1502). He returned to Augsburg in 1502 where he became a master. He travelled to Italy twice, in ca. 1508 and in 1514/15.

After his death in 1537, his son, Jorg Breu the Younger continued to lead his Augsburg workshop until his own death 10 years later.





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