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Adam Elsheimer

 (1578 - 1620)
Adam Elsheimer was active/lived in Italy, Germany.  Adam Elsheimer is known for small-scale religious paintings, landscape.

Biography   Adam Elsheimer

From Germany, Adam Elsheimer was a late 16th, early 17th century painter of religious subjects, which were devotional subjects.  He is described as doing work that is "surprisingly modern" and painting figures with amazing accuracy, intimacy and directness.  He was also acclaimed for skill of handling landscape painting, especially for natural coloration, and for the creation of mood and atmosphere. 

He was raised in a household supported by his father who was a tailor.  He took his early training in drawing from Philipp Uffenbach, a local artist.  Major inspiration to him was the high altar painting of Hans Holbein the Younger in the Frankfurt Cathedral. 

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