Lucas Cranach The Elder - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Lucas Cranach The Elder

Style: Northern Renaissance

Place: Kronach

Born: 1472

Death: 1553

Nationality: Germany


Lucas Cranach the Elder (Lucas Cranach der ältere, 4 October 1472 - 16 October 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his portraits, both of German princes and those of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, whose cau...