Albrecht Altdorfer Oil Paintings

Albrecht Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer, a German painter, architect, and engraver, is considered to have been the first landscape painter in Western art. Although his birthplace is unknown, Altdorfer spent most of his life in Regensburg, Germany, as city architect and life member of the city council.

Altdorfer was born in Germany around1480 (the exact location and date are unknown). He officially became a citizen of Regensburg in 1505, where he spent most of his life; he owned three houses there, as well as several vineyards. Altdorfer also held seats in the Regensburg city council where he represented the city on official business.

There is no record of Altdorfer having any formal training, however it is believed his father was an artist. The first works of Altdorfer appreared in 1506, in the form of engravings and drawing, followed by several small paintings in 1507. His earliest works, were often depicting witches, wild men and strange apparitions.

Altdorfer is considered one of the most talented painters of German art as he had unique ways of light and colour to express emotions. Not only were his paintings incredible, but his engravings put him close to the ittle Masters a group of German engravers that were noted for expert carvings on such small scales.

In 1510 Altdorfer traveled through the Alps, visiting France, Austria, Switzerland and possibly Italy. Then he returned to Ragensburg where he would spend the rest of his life painting and serving his city. It was here that he married in 1513 and purchased the first of his three homes in the city.

Altdorfer was appointed the city architect in 1526, he wasn抰 an actual architect, but his knowledge and love of architecture saw him overseeing the building of both the cities slaughterhouse and wine cellars. His love of architecture shone through in several works including: Susanna at the Bath and the Allegory of Riches and Poverty.

Altdorfer was elected Mayor of Regensburg in 1528, but declined the position as he was commissioned to create the Battle of Alexander for Duke WIlohelm IV of Bavaria. He was leader of the Danube School in Southern Germany; during this time he continued to paint until his death in 1538. His body was buried in the church of the Augustine Cloister. His last will and testament included the inventory of his estate, twenty pages worth!

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crusadeGallery Price: $310.00
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the entrance hall of the regensburg synagogue 1519Gallery Price: $250.00
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battle between knights and mercenaryGallery Price: $255.00
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emperor maximilian triumphal 1515Gallery Price: $340.00
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the battle of issus fragment 1529 6Gallery Price: $260.00
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crucifixion 1526Gallery Price: $270.00
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design of a portal technology 1530Gallery Price: $245.00
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emperor maximilian triumphal 1515 1Gallery Price: $340.00
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diptych 1507Gallery Price: $195.00
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ascension christGallery Price: $260.00
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the battle of issus fragment 1529 8Gallery Price: $220.00
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the battle of issus fragment 1529Gallery Price: $270.00
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beheading of st catherine 1506Gallery Price: $225.00
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christ on the crossGallery Price: $275.00
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beheading of john the baptist 1508Gallery Price: $270.00
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beautiful mary in the church 1519Gallery Price: $285.00
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birth of maryGallery Price: $300.00
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