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Adam Elsheimer

1578 - 1610

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Adam Elsheimer (18 March 1578 – 11 December 1610) was a German artist working in Rome, who died at only thirty-two, but was very influential in the early 17th century in the field of Baroque paintings. His relatively few paintings were small-scale, nearly all painted on copper plates, of the type often known as cabinet paintings. They include a variety of light effects, and an innovative treatment of landscape. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam Elsheimer has received more than 105,902 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Adam Elsheimer is the 383rd most popular painter (down from 350th in 2019), the 1,073rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 947th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular German Painter.

Adam Elsheimer was a German painter and draftsman who is most famous for his landscapes and portraits.

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Among painters, Adam Elsheimer ranks 383 out of 1,421Before him are André Masson, Alexander Roslin, Gabriele Münter, Marie Laurencin, Armand Guillaumin, and Grandma Moses. After him are Dosso Dossi, Melozzo da Forlì, Édouard Vuillard, Eugène Atget, William Holman Hunt, and Lyonel Feininger.

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Among people born in 1578, Adam Elsheimer ranks 6Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Philip III of Spain, William Harvey, François Ravaillac, and Francesco Albani. After him are Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Fede Galizia, Charles d'Albert, duc de Luynes, Agostino Tassi, John Webster, and Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari. Among people deceased in 1610, Adam Elsheimer ranks 7Before him are Caravaggio, Henry IV of France, Matteo Ricci, Ludolph van Ceulen, François Ravaillac, and Honda Tadakatsu. After him are False Dmitry II, Catherine Vasa of Sweden, Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, Anna of Sweden, Hasegawa Tōhaku, and Duchess Sophie of Prussia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adam Elsheimer ranks 1,073 out of 6,142Before him are Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Christina of Saxony (1461), Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1797), Harald Schumacher (1954), Helmut Schön (1915), and Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg (1484). After him are Lale Andersen (1905), Karl Bühler (1879), Wilhelm Gustloff (1895), Carl Reinecke (1824), Johann Deisenhofer (1943), and Walter Baade (1893).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Adam Elsheimer ranks 32Before him are Oskar Schlemmer (1888), Max Liebermann (1847), Stefan Lochner (1410), Lucian Freud (1922), Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789), and Gabriele Münter (1877). After him are Georg Baselitz (1938), Konrad Witz (1400), Max Klinger (1857), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884).