About the artist
Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the Renaissance period. He was born in Nuremberg in 1471 and is best known for his woodcuts, engravings, and paintings. His works are well known for their technical skill and detail, and he is considered one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance. He was also a mathematician and philosopher, and wrote extensively on the theory of art.
Also associated with: Northern Renaissance, Nuremberg, woodcuts, engravings, mathematics, philosophy, theory of art.