Dürer, Albrecht

[ (dyoor-uhr) ]

A German painter and engraver of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Dürer's career came at the beginning of the Reformation, which he supported, and many of his subjects are religious. His woodcuts — prints made from a carved wooden block — are particularly notable.

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