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Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His still-famous works include the Apocalypse woodcuts, Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties. He introduced classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, securing his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.   more from wikipedia »