Martin Schongauer

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Style: Northern Renaissance;

Place: Augsburg

Born: 1448

Death: 1491

Nationality: Germany

Biography:

Martin Schongauer (c. 1445, Colmar – 2 February 1491, Breisach), also known as Martin Schön ("Martin beautiful") or Hübsch Martin ("pretty Martin") by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer. Schongauer was born in about 1440 in Colmar, Alsace, probably t...

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