Albrecht Dürer

German 🇩🇪 1471 - 1528

Albrecht Dürer, born on May 21, 1471, in Nuremberg, is renowned as the greatest German Renaissance artist. His work, which includes altarpieces, religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings, has had a profound impact on the development of printmaking and fine art. Known for his meticulous attention to detail and his innovative use of woodcuts and copper engravings, Dürer’s contributions to the arts were recognized and celebrated during his lifetime and continue to influence artists today.

Dürer was not only a prolific artist but also a gifted mathematician and scientist, often including intricate geometric patterns and mathematical diagrams in his works. Dürer drew his first self-portrait when he was just thirteen.

If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.