Georg (Jörg) d. Ä.


born Braunach

buried Nürnberg, 22. Jan 1612

* Braunach – founded January 22, 1612 Nuremberg. ∞ July 27, 1574 Martha (died January 2, 1549 – died November 11, 1621), daughter of Hans Werner, Münzwardein, widow of Hans Götschel, Tuchscherer, eight children, only one son surviving. At the wedding, the bride and groom were allowed to do a house dance with the door locked. With Rv. On March 1, 1575, Gärtner was granted citizenship, and on May 18, 1575 he was entered in the citizens' register. He became a master before the painters' regulations were introduced in 1596, so that he did not have to submit a sample. In addition to his son Georg d. J. trained the following apprentices, among others: Sebald Rettich, who broke off his apprenticeship in 1580 because of mistreatment by gardeners; Hans Greiffinger (1592-96); Christoph David Eimmart (1594-98, the teacher could also be Georg the Younger); Thomas Klarner (1598-1603); Hermann Kaufmann (1603-07). In a rv. On June 27, 1607 he was allowed to live in Bamberg without giving up his civil rights. According to the list of painters, Gärtner is said to have been in Würzburg in October 1607. He probably worked for the prince-bishops of Würzburg and Bamberg for about a year. After his return he lived and worked on Schwabenberg in Kappenzipfel (Lange Gasse), where he probably worked with his son Georg the Elder. J. maintained a shared workshop. According to Doppelmayr, Georg d. Ä. the painting in gouache, which is supported by two surviving works. Gärtnerstrasse in Nuremberg was named after him and his son. His widow lived on Kremersgasse (Obere Krämersgasse) when she died, but died in the hospital. MuS: BERLIN, Kpstkab. NUREMBERG, GNM (on loan from the city of Nbg.). Lit.: AKL; Thieme Becker; Nagler, KL and Monogr.; Doppelmayr, 1730; Neudörfer-Lochner, 1875, p. 198; Rettberg, 1854; Bösch, in: GNM M, 1899, p. 130f.; Hampe, Rev.; Baroque, 1962; Stüwe, 1998; City lexicon 2000; Tacke, 2001, p. 407 and family tables 18, 92. (quoted from the Nuremberg Artists' Lexicon, edited by Manfred H. Grieb)

Period: 17th c., 16th c.