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Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) was a German painter and printmaker, born and died in Nuremberg. Wolgemut was a leader among the artists reviving the standards of German woodcut at this time, mostly supplying the many publishers in Nuremberg with book illustrations, of which the most attractive were also sold separately. His woodcuts followed the advances in engraving to depict volume and shading to a much greater extent than before. Nonetheless, they were very often hand-coloured before or after sale. His pupil Durer was to build on and to so surpass his achievement that it is often over-looked.   more from wikipedia »