b.May 21, 1471, Imperial Free City of Nernberg [Germany]
d.April 6, 1528, Nernberg
Albrecht Durer (May 21, 1471 ?C April 6, 1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His still-famous works include the Apocalypse woodcuts, Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium. D??rer introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, have secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance. This is reinforced by his theoretical treatise which involve principles of mathematics, perspective and ideal proportions.
His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Renaissance in Northern Europe ever since. Related Paintings of Albrecht Durer :. | Christ before Caiaphas | Pige Decoration for WIllibald Pirckheimer | Albrecht Durer and an unknown companion | Beweinung Christi | The Adoration of the magi |
Related Artists:Workshop of Michele Marieschi
painted Fantastic landscape with ruins in 1730s
Francois Joseph Navez
Francois Joseph Navez gallery
Francois-Joseph Navez (Charleroi, 1787 - Brussels, 1869) was a Belgian neo-classical painter.
A pupil of Jacques-Louis David, he spent five years in Italy between 1817 and 1822.
He was a very successful portrait painter. He also painted many mythological and historic subjects.
The orientalist painter Jean-Francois Portaels was his pupil (and son-in-law).George Hetzel
is regarded as the founder of the Scalp Level School of painting, a contemporary to the French Barbizon School of Naturalist painting. He is associated with the D??sseldorf school of painting.
Born in an ethnically mixed part of Alsace, France on January 17, 1826; Hetzel??s family spoke primarily German and emigrated to the United States when he was aged two. They travelled from a Baltimore port to a small farm in Allegheny City. Hetzel attended Allegheny City school and was apprenticed to a local sign- and house-painter. After four years' training, he earned an artisan??s apprenticeship painting the interior murals of riverboat public rooms and local Pittsburgh saloons.
George was sent to the Kunstakademie D??sseldorf between 1847?C49 and studied Da Vinci??s Chiaroscuro (the use of light and dark shadows to heighten depth and drama), which became a signature stroke in his later works.
It is thought that Hetzel was first introduced to the bucolic setting of Scalp Level (the intersection of Paint Creek and Little Paint Creek outside of Johnstown, Pennsylvania) around 1866 during a fishing trip. He was then an instructor at the Pittsburgh School of Design for Women and encouraged his colleagues and students to make Scalp Level their summer retreat and work "en plein air".
Hetzel exhibited at the National Academy in New York between 1865-1882 and at the Pennsylvania Academy until 1891. He was included in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and shown in the First Carnegie International in 1896. He also exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1892-1893. J. J. Gillespie sold his works and he kept an independent studio. His career was established before the Scalp Level works, but they are currently foremost in his legacy.
Associated Artists include A. F. King, Clarence Johns, E. A. Pool, Charles Linford, Fred Bussman, A. S. Wall, Joseph R. Woodwell, Bryan Wall, George Lang, C. C. Millor, John Wesley Beatty, Horation Stevenson, John A. Hermann Jr., Jeannette Frances Agnew, Anna W. Henderson, Rachael Henderson, Carrie S. Holmes, Annie Christina, Olive Turney, Bessie Wall, Agnes C. Way