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Albrecht Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480 - 1538) was the leader of the Danubian School in southern Germany, and contemporary of Albrecht Dürer. Landscape painter of religious and mythological representations; most famously also for painting landscapes for their beauty and not as illustrating any story or parable, perhaps the first "pure" landscape painter.

See also: Early Renaissance painting