|Dates||about 1480 - 1522|
Hans Süss von Kulmbach was the most prominent painter to emerge from Albrecht Dürer's Nuremberg workshop. They collaborated closely, but Kulmbach was never a slave to Dürer's style. Kulmbach's paintings and stained-glass designs display vivid color and a tenderness uniquely his own.
Kulmbach probably arrived in Nuremberg around 1505, apprenticing first to a painter and printmaker. His liquid, luminous handling of oil paint and the fine, threadlike penstrokes creating light and shadow in his drawings reflect his lifelong debt to this master.
Becoming a Nuremberg citizen in 1511 allowed Kulmbach to establish a workshop and to sign his works. After Dürer retired from painting