painter, draftsman

born Nürnberg, 1434/37

died Nürnberg, 30. Nov 1519

Master of the Late Gothic, teacher of Albrecht Durer. Wolgemut belongs to the tradition of the Netherland masters, without reaching their depth. In1473 he took over a well-equipped workshop by marrying the widow of Hans Pleydenwurff. His œuvre must not be underestimated, on the one hand: his influence as a graphic artist being a contributor to Schedel´s world chronicle can be traced as far as to Spain, on the other hand the tribute that Durer paid to his teacher gives evidence of Wolgemut´s artistic qualities.

Style: Late Gothic

Period: 15th c., 16th c.