Hans Holbein the Elder  

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Hans Holbein (c. 14601524) was a German painter.


He was born in Augsburg, Bavaria and died in Isenheim, Alsace. He and his brother Sigismund Holbein painted religious works in the late Gothic style. Hans the Elder was a pioneer and leader in the transformation of German art from the Gothic to the Renaissance style.

He was also a woodcut artist and an illustrator of books, and was a church window designer.

His sons Hans Holbein the Younger and Ambrosius Holbein had their first painting lessons from him.

His son Hans Holbein the younger. Painted many famous paintings such as The Ambassadors.



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