Lucas Cranach the Elder ( Lucas Cranach the Elder * 1472 † 1553 )

Biography of Lucas Cranach the Elder

The painter Martin Luther

The German painter and graphic artist Martin Luther was probably born around October 4th, 1472 in Kronach, Upper Franconia. He belongs to the most important German painters of the Renaissance. In 1505 he became court painter at the Electoral Saxon court and made numerous altarpieces and allegorical paintings in his workshop. Added to this was a large number of portraits of his masters and the reformers Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon. His son Lucas Cranach the Younger later continued his father's workshop. Lucas Cranach the Elder died on October 16, 1553 in Weimar.

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