Hans Holbein

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Birthday
7, 1497
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 29, 1543 (46)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1497
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 29, 1543 (46)

About

German artist and printmaker who was known for his Northern Renaissance style and became one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century.

Before Fame

He started working as an artist at a young age and painted murals and religious works.

Trivia

He created the standard image portrait of Henry VIII.

Family Life

His father, Hans Holbein the Elder, was also a painter and he had an older brother named Ambrosius.

Associated With

Leonardo da Vinci's smoky technique in his paintings influenced his work.