Hans Holbein the Elder

Is your surname Holbein the Elder?

Research the Holbein the Elder family

Hans Holbein the Elder's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Related Projects

Hans Holbein the Elder

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Augsburg, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
Death: Died in Issenheim, Alsace, Holy Roman Empire
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Holbein and Anna Holbein
Husband of Mrs. Hans Holbein, the Elder
Father of Ambrosius Holbein and Hans Holbein the Younger
Brother of Sigismond Holbein; Mechthild Holbein; Ursula Holbein; Anna Holbein and Marguerite Herwart

Occupation: German painter
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Hans Holbein the Elder

Hans Holbein the Elder (c. 1460–1524) was a German painter.

He was born in Augsburg, Bavaria and died in Isenheim, Alsace. He and his brother Sigismund Holbein painted religious works in the late Gothic style. Hans the Elder was a pioneer and leader in the transformation of German art from the Gothic to the Renaissance style.

He was also a woodcut artist and an illustrator of books, and was a church window designer.

His sons Hans Holbein the Younger and Ambrosius Holbein had their first painting lessons from him. Hans the Younger painted many well-known paintings such as The Ambassadors.

Wikimedia Commons media related to: Hans Holbein d. Ä.

view all

Hans Holbein the Elder's Timeline

1460
1460
Augsburg, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
1494
1494
Age 34
Augsbourg, Bavière, Allemagne
1497
1497
Age 37
Augsburg, Holy Roman Empire
1524
1524
Age 64
Issenheim, Alsace, Holy Roman Empire
????