Albrecht Altdorfer was a painter and engraver. He was born around 1480 in Regensburg, Bavaria. He held the appointment of City Architect and other political positions; he owned much property and became quite affluent. He was also a keen and accomplished draftsman. His dated works begin about 1506 and included paintings, engravings and drawings. His curious painting 'Family of Satyrs' in Berlin's Staatliche Museum dates around 1507. In it, clumps of trees much detailed, are the real subject, more than figures. Like some other artists of the Reformation period, his emphasis was less on the religious aspects of his works than on the landscape, and Altdorfer became one of the most important representatives of the Danube Sch
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