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World Map 1493

Michael Wolgemut (1434/1437–1519)

American Museum & Gardens

(b Nuremberg, c.1435; d Nuremberg, 30 Nov. 1519). German painter and woodcut designer, active in Nuremberg. In 1472 he married the widow of Hans Pleydenwurff and took over his workshop, the most prosperous in the city. It produced numerous large altarpieces in which there is little sign of a distinctive individual personality, and Wolgemut is more important for his role in the history of book illustration.

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

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