Hans Holbein the Elder
|Birthplace:||Augsburg, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire|
|Death:||Died in Issenheim, Alsace, Holy Roman Empire|
Son of Michael Holbein and Anna Holbein
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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.
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Augsburg, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
Augsbourg, Bavière, Allemagne
Augsburg, Holy Roman Empire
Issenheim, Alsace, Holy Roman Empire