Artwork by Albrecht Durer
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About the Artist
second of eighteen children in the family of a master goldsmith, Albrecht
Dürer’s father was not convinced Albrecht’s skills were of consequence. He was apprenticed to a painter at the age of
fifteen. He spent four years under the
tutelage of Michael Wolgemut, both a painter and an engraver.
avid traveler, his curiosity about all things drove him to travel before the age
of nineteen. His wanderings across Europe allowed him to fall in love with
Venice. Marrying in 1494, he used his wife’s dowry to set up his graphics
became one of the first to sign and date even his most incidental drawings. His
chop, a reminder of his early goldsmith’s training, was known across Europe.”
excerpted from a Dürer biography composed by Jean Ershler Schatz for AskArt.com