ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480 near Regensburg - February 12, 1538 in Regensburg) was a painter, the leader of the Danubian School in southern Germany, and a contemporary of Albrecht Durer.


He was a landscape painter of religious and mythological representations; most famously also for painting landscapes for their beauty and not as illustrating any story or parable, perhaps the first “pure” landscape painter.


His “Battle of Arbela” adorns the Munich Picture Gallery.