Hans Holbein, 1497-1543


Biographical note

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire and Reformation propaganda, and made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, an accomplished painter of the Late Gothic school.

© 2014 The University of Adelaide
Last Modified 01/12/2014
CRICOS Provider Number 00123M
Service Charter | Copyright | Privacy | Disclaimer