Lucas Cranach der Jüngere

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Lucas Cranach, der Jüngere

Birthplace: Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death: Died in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Lucas Cranach der Ältere; Barbara Cranach and Barbara von Cranach
Husband of Barbara [1st wife] Cranach and Magdalena [2nd wife] Cranach
Father of Three sons By Barbara Carnach; daughter by Barbara Carnach; Augustin Cranach; Elisabeth Leyser; Two daughters by Magdalena Cranach and 1 other
Brother of Barbara Cranach; Hans Cranach; Anna Pfreund; Ana Cranach; <private> Cranach and 2 others

Occupation: German Renaissance artist, known for his woodcuts and paintings, Kunstmaler, Painter and Mayor
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About Lucas Cranach der Jüngere

Lucas Cranach the Younger (October 4, 1515 – January 25, 1586) was a German Renaissance artist, known for his woodcuts and paintings.

He was the youngest son of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Barbara Brengebier, and began his career as an apprentice in his father's workshop alongside his brother Hans. Henceforth, his own reputation and fame grew. After his father's death, he assumed control over the workshop.

On February 20, 1541, he married Barbara Brück, who went on to bear three sons and a daughter. She died February 10, 1550, and thereafter Cranach remarried, wedding Magdalena Schurff on May 24, 1551. This union produced three daughters and two sons.

He is known for portraits and simple versions of allegorical and mythical scenes. The style of his paintings can be so similar to those of his father that there have been some difficulties in attribution of their works.

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Lucas Cranach der Jüngere's Timeline

October 4, 1515
Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
February 20, 1541
Age 25
May 24, 1551
Age 35
Age 38
Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
December 3, 1561
Age 46
Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
January 25, 1586
Age 70
Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany