|Dates||1502 - 1540|
Barthel Beham probably learned from his elder brother Hans Sebald Beham and from Albrecht Dürer. During the 1520s Beham was especially active as an engraver, creating tiny technical masterpieces of marvelous detail. He also was interested in
In 1525, along with the other "godless painters" Hans Sebald Beham and Georg Pencz, Barthel was banished from Lutheran Nuremberg for asserting that he did not believe in baptism,
Beham also was an early creator of vanitas representations, including sleeping children with skulls and women surprised by death. According to Joachim von Sandrart, he died in Italy on a trip sponsored by Duke William.