Our Art / Hans Hoffman
When the late Albrecht Dürer's art saw a revival in the late 1500s, Hoffmann (1530–1591) was the leading representative of the "Dürer Renaissance." Hoffmann's imitations were so admired that a biographer described him as "a diligent painter . . . who copied Albrecht Dürer so diligently that many of his works were sold as Dürer originals." Hoffmann's nature studies have earned him consideration as one of Germany's first still-life painters. He often made several copies and different versions of a single drawing, signing one with his own monogram and another with Dürer's.