Joseph Heintz The Elder
(1564 - 1609)
Joseph Heintz The Elder was active/lived in Switzerland. Joseph Heintz The Elder is known for paintings.
Biography Joseph Heintz The Elder
With Bartholomäus Spranger and Hans von Aachen, Joseph Heintz was one of
the three great figure painters active at the Court of the Emperor
Rudolf II in Prague. Like the others, Heintz's formation as an artist is
due to his Italian experience. He was in Rome from circa 1584
before going via Florence to Venice in 1587. While the artistic
traditions of these cities and the antiquities he studied in Rome are
apparent in his own style, he must have spent time in Parma, because the
paintings of Correggio and Parmiganino exerted a powerful influence on
his subsequent work, one which would be clear enough even if we were not
aware of his copies after the latter. Rudolf II summoned Heintz to
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