Albrecht Dürer (Nüremberg 1471 – Nüremberg 1528) German Northern Renaissance painter, printmaker and author. He was a Roman Catholic but highly sympathetic to Martin Luther and Protestants. He was the leading artist of the Renaissance in Germany, copying the style of the High Renaissance that combined grace and extreme elegance, a style known as “Mannerism”. Dürer created famous woodcuts and copper engravings. 
- I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
- Albrecht Dürer is the greatest exponent of Northern European Renaissance art. While an important painter, in his own day Dürer was renowned foremost for his graphic works. Artists across Europe admired and copied Dürer's innovative and powerful prints, ranging from religious and mythological scenes, to maps and exotic animals. 
The Adoration of the Magi.