Burgkmair, Hans

(1473-1531)
   German painter, woodcutter, and engraver from Augsburg, the son of Thoman Burgkmair, also a painter. Hans is thought to have been trained in the workshop of Martin Schongauer in Colmar. By 1498, he was back in Augsburg where he married Hans Holbein the Elder's sister and established himself as an independent master. He may have visited Venice, Milan, and the Netherlands, travels that were to influence his art in great measure. His St. John Altarpiece (1518; Munich, Alte Pinakothek) features Venetian colorism and emphasis on landscape details. His Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine (1520; Hannover, Niedersächsische Landesgalerie) includes Northern figure types in three-quarter length sitting in front of a landscape, recalling the compositions of Giovanni Bellini. As in the art of this Italian master, the Virgin and Child are separated from the rest of the scene by a cloth of honor. Among Burgkmair's patrons were Emperor Maximilian I for whom he created a number of woodcuts, and Duke William IV of Bavaria for whom he painted Esther and Ahasuerus in 1528 and the Battle of Cannae (both Munich, Alte Pinakothek) in the following year.

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  • BURGKMAIR, Hans — (1473 1531) Hans Burgkmair, the son of the prominent Augsburg painter Thoman Burgkmair, studied both under his father and with Martin Schongauer in Colmar. He became a friend of Albrecht Dürer* and, like Dürer, made full use of the print medium,… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • BURGKMAIR, HANS —    painter and engraver, born at Augsburg; celebrated for his woodcuts, amounting to nearly 700 (1473 1531) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Burgkmair, Hans, The Elder — ▪ German artist born 1473, Augsburg [Germany] died c. 1531       painter and woodcut artist, one of the first German artists to show the influence of the Italian Renaissance.       The son of a painter, he became a member of the painters guild in …   Universalium

  • BURGKMAIR (H.) — BURGKMAIR HANS (1473 1531) Peintre et graveur d’Augsbourg, qui apprend le métier de peintre auprès de son père Thomas, puis auprès de Martin Schongauer (vers 1490), Hans Burgkmair devient membre de la corporation des peintres d’Augsbourg en 1498 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Burgkmair — Burgkmair, Hans, geb. zu Augsburg 1472; Maler, Kupferstecher u. Formschneider, erlernte die Kunst bei seinem Vater Thomas B., lebte eine Zeitlang in Nürnberg mit Albrecht Dürer, arbeitete mit demselben gemeinschaftlich an Werken für Kaiser… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Burgkmair — Burgkmair, Hans, Maler und Formschneider, geb. 1473 zu Augsburg, gest. 1531, Sohn und Schüler des Thomas B. (gest. 1523). Hauptwerke: Rosenkranzbild (1501, Augsburg), Madonna (Nürnberg), Johannes auf Patmos (München), Christus am Kreuz (Augsburg) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Burgkmair — Burgkmair, Hans, berühmter Maler und Formschneider, geb. zu Augsburg 1473, lernte zuerst unter seinem Vater, dem Maler Thoman B., dann unter Dürer, arbeitete hauptsächlich in Augsburg, Nürnberg und München, und st. in seiner Vaterstadt 1559.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Hans Burgkmair — Der Maler Hans Burgkmair und seine Frau Anna, geb. Allerlai (nach Lukas Furtenagel, 1529) Hans Burgkmair der Ältere (* 1473 in Augsburg; † 1531 ebenda) war ein bedeutender Maler, Zeichner und Holzschneider zu Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hans Burgkmair der Ältere — Der Maler Hans Burgkmair und seine Frau Anna, geb. Allerlai (nach Lukas Furtenagel, 1529) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hans Burgkmair — the elder (1473 1531) was a German painter and printmaker in woodcut.Burgkmair was born in Augsburg, the son of painter Thomas Burgkmair [web cite|title=Hans Burckmair|url=http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03064c.htm|work=Catholic Encyclopedia] and …   Wikipedia

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