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Albrecht Dürer | Hands study

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a painter, printmaker and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in communication with the major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo da Vinci, and from 1512 he was patronized by emperor Maximilian I.
For biographical notes notes -in english and italian- on Dürer see Albrecht Dürer ~ Renaissance painter.