Albrecht Dürer was a German painter and engraver. He lived most of his life in Nuremberg, painting, making prints and studying mathematics, geometry, and Christianity. He made many prints with religious themes, as well as paintings and projects representing daily life during the early Renaissance period. He is credited with producing the first self-portrait, being the greatest printmaker of all time, and inventing the basic principle of ray tracing.
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- Artist of the Reformation: The Story of Albrecht Durer by Joyce McPherson
- Albrecht Durer (The Art for children Series) by Ernest Lloyd Raboff
- Living Biographies of the Great Painters by Henry Thomas (source text for biography) Read online here
- Albrecht Durer and His City by Jennie Ellis Keysor Read Online