Albrecht Dürer was one of
the greatest artists of the German Renaissance.
He worked in many media, woodcut, engraving, oil, watercolor, and
produced portraits and self-portraits, religious works and
altarpieces, as well as studies of animals and plants.
He was born in 1471 the second son of Albrecht Dürer
the Elder and Barbara Holper. His father was a goldsmith and he began
his art training as a draughtsman in his father's workshop in
Nuremberg. In 1486 he was apprenticed to Michael Wohlgemut for three
years. He studied in Italy, the Netherlands, and Basel. He married
Agnes Frey, the daughter of a Nuremberg merchant in 1494. In 1518 he
met Martin Luther at Augsburg, and later became a follower of the
The Head of Christ below
is generally attributed to Dürer. However, it is the work of Hans
Sebald Beham, in the style of Dürer. (The date of Dürer's birth is
also incorrect on the stamps from Mali. He was born in Nuremberg in
The Resurrection is a
woodcut done in 1510, part of the "Large Passion." It is in the
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna.