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ID: 500000578
 
Record Type: Person
Katzheimer, Wolfgang, the elder (German painter, designer, and draftsman, documented 1465-1508)

Note: Wolfgang Katzheimer the Elder ran a painting and woodcarving workshop in Bamberg from 1465. Both the town and the bishop's court commissioned him to supply objects for everyday use. He also designed stained-glass windows, but none are known today. The two existing carved stone pieces based on his ideas reflect the sculptors' styles more than that of their designer. Little of his work has survived. The only basis for judging Katzheimer's style are twenty-two woodcuts in a book published in 1507, for which he supplied the preliminary drawings. The compositions are simple, with figures lined up horizontally, diagonally, or in tiers, the traditional way to suggest depth; the interior spaces are usually represented by outlines. No documented paintings by Katzheimer have survived, but scholars have compared paintings with his woodcuts, thus attributing several to him and his workshop.

Names:
Katzheimer, Wolfgang, the elder (preferred,V,index)
Wolfgang Katzheimer the Elder (V,display)
Katzheimer, Wolfgang (V)
Wolfgang Katzheimer (V)
Katzheimer the Elder, Wolfgang (V)
Kaczheimer, Wolfgang (V)
Katzenheimer, Wolfgang (V)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
carver
woodcarver
painter
draftsman
stained glass artist  ....  designer of stained glass; no works are extant
designer
printmaker

Gender: male

Events:
active:   1465-1508
active:   he ran a painting and wood-carving workshop here from 1465  Bamberg (Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
possibly identified with ....  Master of the Hersbruck High Altar  this anonymous master is perhaps identified with Wolfgang Katzheimer
............................................  (German painter, active ca. 1475-1500) [500021735]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Katzheimer, Wolfgang, the elder (I)

Biographies:
(German painter, designer, and draftsman, documented 1465-1508) ..... [VP Preferred]
(German artist, active 1478-1508) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(German painter and draughtsman, act.1478-1508) ..... [PHOA]
(German artist, op.1478-1508) ..... [WCP]
(German, active 1478-1508) ..... [JPGM]
(German painter, 1430-1508) ..... [Grove Art]
(German artist, 15th/16th century) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(German painter and draughtsman, active 1478-1508) ..... [GRLPSC]

Sources and Contributors:
Kaczheimer, Wolfgang ........ [VP, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld]
..........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Katzenheimer, Wolfgang ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
..............................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..............................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Katzheimer the Elder, Wolfgang ........ [JPGM Preferred]
...........................................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
Katzheimer, Wolfgang ........ [GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP, WL-Courtauld]
..........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
..........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Katzheimer, Wolfgang, the elder ........ [VP Preferred]
............................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Wolfgang Katzheimer ........ [Grove Art, VP, WL-Courtauld]
........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Wolfgang Katzheimer the Elder ........ [VP]
.........................................................  Getty [online] (2002-) accessed 14 April 2003

Subject: ........ [GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Getty [online] (2002-) accessed 14 April 2003
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) accessed 24 March 2005
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