Albrecht

Altdorfer

Artistic period 1501 to 1550

Nationality

German

Birth

ca. 1480 (Regensburg)

Death

1538 (Regensburg)

Biography

Albrecht Altdorfer, also Albrecht Altdorffer (* around 1480 perhaps in Altdorf near Landshut or in Regensburg; † 12 February 1538 in Regensburg), was a German painter, engraver and master builder of the Renaissance. Besides Wolf Huber, he is considered the main master of the so-called Danube School, a style movement along the Danube in Bavaria and Austria. The artists of the art movement are also known as the "wild painters of the Danube". Together with Albrecht Dürer, whose pupil he is regarded as, he is regarded as the founder of the Nuremberg Kleinmeister.