(?), ca. 1480-Ratisbon, 1538
The first surviving document relating to Altdorfer dates from 1505, the year that he obtained citizenship in Ratisbon. Nothing is known of his initial training although the minute detail and painstaking technique of his work suggests a possible training as a miniaturist.
Active in Venice, 1502-Turin, 1531
This painter was active in the north of Italy during the early decades of the 16th century. His place of origin and early years are difficult to reconstruct and the scant biographical information available is based on the signatures, dates and inscriptions on his works.
Jan de Beer
Antwerp (?), ca. 1475-Antwerp, before 10 November 1528
Jan de Beer is first documented in 1490 in the register of the guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp where he appears as an apprentice in the workshop of the painter Gillis van Everen. In 1504 he was already working as an independent master.
Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni
Active in Florence 1369-ca. 1415
There is little surviving information or documentation regarding this Florentine painter. In one document the artist is registered in the Arte dei Medici e Speziali in Florence in March 1369. Stylistically, Cenni di Francesco is considered an eclectic painter.
Active in Florence in 1369-Florence, 1396
Agnolo Gaddi must have been born in Florence around 1345. He belonged to a family of painters: his grandfather Gaddo Gaddi was of the generation of Giotto, who taught Agnolo’s father Taddeo Gaddi, one of the most influential painters in Florence.
Giovanni di Paolo
Siena, ca. 1399-1482
Born in Siena, probably at the end of the 14th century, Giovanni di Paolo was a painter and illuminator. Although nothing is known of his training it is thought that he may have learned his profession with artists such as Gregorio di Cecco, Benedetto di Bindo or Martino di Bartolomeo.