born 1545/50

died after Prag (?), 14. Oct 1591

Being a painter in Nuremberg after Durer, Hans Hoffmann is an important representative of a „Durer-Renaissance“, creating also copies of Durer´s works.
From 1st July 1585 on, he worked as a court painter for Emperor Rudolf II in Prague, where he is likely to have acted as a consultant for the imperial art collection.

His only known pupil in Nuremberg was Georg Karl (Carl), who later moved to Munich, where he worked for the Bavarian duke from at least 1590. In 1593 he acquired the right to become a master craftsman; he was still alive in 1611.

Style: Manierism

Period: 16th c.