Georg Pencz

c. 1500-1550 Germany-Northern Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Georg Pencz was from the region of Franconia Germany. He worked in the atelier of Albrecht Dürer in Nuremberg from 1523. He had the misfortune of being exiled from Nuremberg with Barthel and Hans Beham for being Protestants, however he was later pardoned.
His work was influenced by Dürer and after visits to Italy he was also influenced by Italian artists. In 1538, he finished a commission by King Sigismund I of Poland to complete a work by Dürer on an altarpiece in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, Albrecht Dürer died the year before. He himself died just after being appointed Court Painter by the Duke of Prussia and sadly never took up the position.

 

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angel  

angel


bearded man

bearded man

coronation of
the virgin

coronation of the virgin

Count
palatine ottheinrich

palatine ottheinrich


leda and the swan

leda and the swan

lienhard hirschvogel
nuremberg merchant

lienhard hirschvogel nuremberg merchant

lot and his
daughters

lot and his daughters'


martin luther

martin luther


melancholy

melanchol

portrait of
a girl

portrait of a girl

portrait
of a man

portrait of a man by Georg Pencz

portrait of
a seated youth

portrait of a seated youth

sigismund
baldinger

sigismund baldinger

sleeping
woman

sleeping woman