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Hans Burgkmair
 
 
 

 

Hans Burgkmair

(b Augsburg, 1473; d Augsburg, May–Aug 1531).

Painter, woodcut designer and draughtsman, son of Thoman Burgkmair. He belongs in the first rank of German early 16th-century artists alongside Durer, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Altdorfer and Matthias Grunewald. While his drawings have received little attention, the approximately 800 woodcuts after his designs bear witness to his imagination, productivity and success. Through his decisive adoption of the forms of the Venetian Renaissance (he and Durer were the first German artists to establish this connection), his links with the circle of artists and humanists around Emperor Maximilian I and his leading position in Augsburg, he played a decisive role in the blossoming of German art c. 1500. His only significant follower in Augsburg was Christoph Amberger.

         
             


Holy Family with the Child St John

c. 1525
Oil on wood, 74,2 x 53,5 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


 

 


St John the Evangelist in Patmos

1508
Wood, 153 x 124,7 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


 

      

Crucifix with Mary, Mary Magdalen and St John the Evangelist

1519
Oil on wood, 179 x 166 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich



 

Madonna with Grape

1510
Oil on wood
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg



 

Barbara and Hans Schellenberger

1505-07
Limewood, 41,5 x 28 cm (each)
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne


 

Die Geburt Christi
1511
 

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