Albrecht Dürer

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Among the most important artistic figures of the German Renaissance, Dürer first trained as an artist with his father, before joining the workshop of Michael Wolgemut in about 1484. His godfather was the publisher of the ‘Nuremberg Chronicle’, (1493). Dürer travelled extensively in Europe, working as an artist and illustrator, before establishing his own workshop in Nuremberg. It is highly likely that his work appears among the illustrations in the Nuremburg Chronicle. He also created a pair of wonderful cosmology maps and a world map, which was the first time that the world was depicted as a sphere.

A painted portrait of Albrecht Dürer, a man with long blonde hair, who's sat in front of a window and wearing robes and a hat.