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Hans von Kulmbach

Artist Hans von Kulmbach (originally Hans Suess of Kulmbach, Franconia) was born about 1480 and died in 1528 in Nuremberg. Hans von Kulmbach was the artist who created the Krakow St. Johns Altar (inscription: Johannes Suess civis norimbergensis). He received instruction by Jacopo de' Barbiri, who for a time worked in Nuremberg. Von Kulmbach then apprenticed with Albrecht Dürer. He later had his own workshop in Nuremberg and at times also worked at Krakow. He also created art works for emperor Maximilian I and for Margrave Casimir Hohenzollern von Brandenburg-Kulmbach. His best works were glass windows in churches, such as the Maximilian window, Margrave window at St. Sebald in Nuremberg, the Welser window at the Frauenkirche and the Nikolaus altar at Lorenzkirche. In 1511 he finished the St. Mary altar at Skalka Krakow. The Catherine and St. Johns altar also at Krakow, are among his best works.

Short translation by H. Jonat based on Kirchenlexikon.