|Dates||1552 - about 1607|
Daniel Lindtmayer was at least the fourth generation in a family of artists who passed on the trade from father to son. In his native Schaffhausen, he trained as a mural painter and designer of stained-glass windows. He studied in his father's workshop, but local painter and engraver Tobias Stimmer, who later transferred his workshop to Basel, also influenced him.
Lindtmayer himself moved to Basel by 1575, where he worked as a designer for local glass painters. A large, cosmopolitan city linked with both the upper Rhine and Switzerland, Basel was a fertile ground for artists to receive ideas, influences, and commissions from many regions. Lindtmayer himself was deeply influenced by contemporary prints depicting