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Lucas Cranach, the elder

German painter, draftsman, and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
No work is clearly identified by Cranach before he went to Vienna at age 30; he may be the creator of earlier works currently attributed to various anonymous masters. He is best known for influential scenes with landscapes incorporating remarkable effects of distance and atmosphere and for his popular woodcuts. He is sometimes mistakenly associated with the surname of "Sunder" or "Sonder," the family with this name being related to Lucas Cranach through marriage and also having come from the town of Kronach.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115364.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Lucas Cranach, the elder:

Lucas Cranach the Elder The Penitence of St. John Chrysostom, 1509 Engraving
Lucas Cranach the Elder The Two Electors: Albrecht the Courageous and His Son Heinrich the Pious, rulers (?) of Saxony, 1510 Engraving
Lucas Cranach the Elder Martin Luther as an Augustinian Friar, 1520 Engraving
Lucas Cranach the Elder The Holy Kinship, ca. 1509 Woodcut
Lucas Cranach the Elder The Martyrdom of St. Simon, ca. 1512 Woodcut
Lucas Cranach the Elder St. Bernard Adoring the Man of Sorrows, late 15th century - early 16th century Woodcut
Lucas Cranach the Elder St. George Slaying the Dragon, late 15th century - early 16th century Woodcut
Lucas Cranach the Elder St. George Standing, 1506 Woodcut
Lucas Cranach the Elder Virgin and Child with St. Anne, ca. 1510-1515 Woodcut
Lucas Cranach the Elder Temptation of St. Anthony, 1506 Woodcut
After Lucas Cranach the Elder Martin Luther as an Augustinian Friar, 1520 Woodcut
Attributed to Lucas Cranach the Elder Title-Border to Melanchthon’s “Vonn der Messe”, 1525 Woodcut
Pablo Picasso after Lucas Cranach the Elder David and Bathsheba, 1947 Lithograph
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