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Martin Schongauer

 (1445 - 1491)
Martin Schongauer was active/lived in Germany.  Martin Schongauer is known for religious theme painting, engraving.

Martin Schongauer

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Martin Schongauer was a German painter and engraver who worked in Colmar, where his greatest painting, Madonna in the Rose Garden, is still preserved. His fame has resided in his engravings, however, which he always signed with his initials, and which spread his influence across Europe.

It was to Schongauer's studio that the young Albrecht Dürer travelled in 1492 only to find the master deceased.

Schongauer's work reflects the influence of Rogier van der Weyden, and other Flemish painters, but with a typically Germanic and Gothic engrossment with line, also found in his pen drawings.

His subjects are principally religious, and of  ...  Displaying 750 of 2014 characters.

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About  Martin Schongauer

Born:  1445 - Breisach, Germany
Died:   1491 - Colmar, Germany
Known for:  religious theme painting, engraving