German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer is held up as perhaps the most significant artist of his time, particularly for his printmaking. The son of a Nuremberg goldsmith, Dürer was introduced early to the tools in his fathers trade. When he was eventually allowed to train as an artist, Dürer apprenticed to a local publisher before traveling throughout Europe, where he encountered artists who greatly influenced his work. Over the next few decades, he created woodcuts and engravings that revolutionized printmaking as a form of fine art. This collection of 12 woodcut prints from the collections of The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art depict a range of subjects including the Last Supper, the Virgin Mary, and celestial intervention.
|30.48 × 33.02 cm