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Hans Holbein the Younger was a famous German artist and printmaker from the 15th and 16th century. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He was called "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder. He was born in Augsburg and he was the son of a painter, Hans Holbein the Elder. He received his first artistic training from his father and made a significant contribution to the history of book design and produced religious art and satire. He painted altarpieces, portraits, murals and made designs for woodcuts.
Hans Holbein the Younger is also known as the first portrait painter to achieve the international fame. He worked mainly in Basel (Switzerland's third most populous city) as a young artist. He displayed the influence of Early Netherlandish painters in this work.All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India.com.