Wolfgang Katzheimer

Wolfgang Katzheimer the elder (German: Wolfgang Katzheimer der Ältere; c. 1430 — 1508, Bamberg)[1] was a German painter, draftsman, and designer. From 1465 he was master of a workshop in Bamberg that produced paintings and woodcarvings.

Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl (circa 1500) by Wolfgang Katzheimer

Very little of his work has survived: two stone carvings that he designed and 22 woodcuts based on his drawings.[1] No surviving paintings can with certainty be attributed to him.[1]

Katzheimer had two sons, Wolfgang Katzheimer the younger and Bernhard Katzheimer, who were both minor artists.[1] It is possible that he was a close relative of the painter Lorenz Katzheimer, who was likely the anonymous master known as Master L. Cz..[2]



  1. ^ a b c d Renate Baumgärtel-Fleischmann. "Katzheimer, Wolfgang." In Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T046018 (accessed December 20, 2011; subscription required).
  2. ^ Hutchison, Jane Campbell (1993). "Master LCz". In Spangenberg, Kristin L. (ed.). Six Centuries of Master Prints: treasures from the Herbert Greer French collection. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Museum. pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-931537-15-0.

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