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(b Schoorl, nr. Alkmaar, 1 Aug. 1495; d Utrecht, 6 Dec. 1562). Netherlandish painter, the first artist to bring the ideals of the Italian Renaissance to the area we today call Holland. His training is said to have included a period in Utrecht with Gossaert, who probably encouraged him to visit Italy. Scorel set out in about 1518 and according to van Mander's account he visited various German cities on his way south, including Nuremberg, where he met Dürer.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)