Martin Schongauer (c. 1450–53, Colmar – 2 February 1491, Breisach ), also known as Martin Schön ("Martin beautiful") or Hübsch Martin ("pretty Martin") by his contemporaries,   was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younger artist who collected his work.
Martin Schongauer, (born 1445/50, Colmar, Alsace [now in France]—died February 2, 1491, Breisach, Baden [now in Germany]), painter and printmaker who was the finest German engraver before Albrecht Dürer. Schongauer was the son of Caspar Schongauer, a goldsmith of Augsburg.
Martin Schongauer (c. 1445, Colmar – 2 February 1491, Breisach), also known as Martin Schön ("Martin beautiful") or Hübsch Martin ("pretty Martin") by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer .
Date of death. 1491. The innovative printmaker Martin Schongauer played a crucial role in the development of engraving, bringing a new tonal richness to the medium, as well as an unprecedented skill in the rendition of surfaces and textures. Although he was active in the Rhine Valley (on the border between modern-day France and Germany ...
Biography. Considered the greatest engraver preceding Albrecht Dürer, Martin Schongauer (1445/1450-1491) was also the first identifiable maker of fine prints. Little information exists about Schongauer’s life and the chronology of his works. Schongauer was born between 1445 and 1450 in Colmar (in present-day France), an Imperial city in the ...
Artist: Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach) Date: 1470–1491. Medium: Engraving. Dimensions: Mat: 19 1/4 x 14 5/16 in. (48.9 x 36.3 cm) Sheet: 10 11/16 x 8 1/8 in. (27.1 x 20.7 cm) Classifications: Prints, Ornament & Architecture. Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926. Accession Number: 26.41
Martin Schongauer. active 1469; died 1491. Martin Schongauer was the son of the goldsmith Caspar Schongauer, a citizen of Colmar. He matriculated at Leipzig University in 1465. He is recorded as living in Colmar in 1469 and later. His most famous painting is 'The Madonna of the Rose Bower' (Colmar, St Martin's), which is dated 1473 on the back.