7 facts about Hans Baldung

Hans Baldung (1484 or 1485 – September 1545), called Hans Baldung Grien, (being an ahead of time nickname, because of his predilection for the colour green), was an player in painting and printmaking, engraver, draftsman, and stained glass artist, who was considered the most proficient student of Albrecht Dürer, whose art belongs to both German Renaissance and Mannerism. Throughout his lifetime, he developed a distinctive style, full of colour, expression and imagination. His talents were varied, and he produced a great and extensive variety of play in including portraits, woodcuts, drawings, tapestries, altarpieces, stained glass, allegories and mythological motifs.

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Baldung was born and raised in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Swabian Gmuend), East Wuerttemberg. At the age of 26, he married Margaretha Härlerin (née Herlin), with whom he had one child: Margarethe Baldungin.

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