Albrecht Durer

By: Colin Frederick

Background Information

Albrecht Durer was born on May 21, 1471, and died on April 6, 1528. Durer lived in Bavaria. Bavaria is located in modern day Germany.


Albrecht Durer was a late 15th century, early 16th century, artist. He is thought to have (without any help) combined the Italian Renaissance and northern Gothic art. Durer spent multiple years in Italy painting, sculpting, and engraving. Two very famous engravings of Durer are Adam and Eve and Melencolia I. Durer was also a man many interests and much knowledge, because of this, he was sought out by people of the highest intellectual and social classes.

How Durer Affected Society

Albrecht Durer made his art more public than other artists by publicly printing it. This increased the society’s appreciation of the classical art of the time.


Ellett, Mary Sweeney. "Albrecht Dürer." Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia (2015): Research Starters. Web. 10 May 2016.,_by_Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer,_from_Prado_in_Google_Earth.jpg

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Melencolia I

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Self Portrait