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1) Albrecht Durer, 21 May 1471 to 6 April 1528, was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. His high-quality woodcut prints established his reputation across Europe.
2) He was in contact with the major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, and Leonardo da Vinci, and from 1512 was patronized by Emperor Maximilian I.
3) Durer's vast body of work includes engravings, his preferred technique in his later prints, altarpieces, portraits and self-portraits, watercolors and books. Woodcuts series are more Gothic.
4) His watercolors mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium.
5) His intro of classical motifs into Northern art, his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, has secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.
6) Reinforced by his theoretical treatises, which involve principles of mathematics, perspective, and ideal proportions. Exerted a huge influence on the artists of succeeding generations in printmaking.
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