"YOUNG MAN WRITING ON A STONE TABLET " and Eagle at his feet" Woodcut by Albrech Durer - Nuremberg 1471-1528 - Greatest etcher of the 15th Century"Young Man writing on a stone tablet, an Eagle is at his feet " Woodcut by Albrecht Durer - Nuremberg 1471-1528
Durer was born in Nuremberg second son of a goldsmith from Hungary who was trained in the Netherland. He learned from his Father the use of burin in copper engraving
and admire Artists like Jan Van Eych and Van der Weyden. He lived close to a patrician "Pickheimer" who encourage Durer to pursue his creative talent and visit Italy.
In 1486 Durer was apprentice by Michael Wolgemut and worked with watercolors and oil, designing woodcut for illustration.
In 1490 he was in Basel, one of the great centers of European book production. In 1494 he retuned to Nuremberg,where his Father arranged a marriage to Agnes Frey, but he was
unhappy and left for Venice in 1494-1495.He went to Padua, Mantova,Cremona and visited Pirckheimer in Pavia.
His print in woodcut and engraving were published between 1495-1500.