- Also known as
primary name: Lautensack, Paul
other name: Lautensack, Paulus
- individual; painter/draughtsman; German; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, religious zealot (Kress: 'amateur theologian') Bamberg 1477/78 -Nuremberg 20 August 1558. Organist at the Obere Pfarrkirche, Bamberg, and ran an artist's studio there. He worked for the Prince Bishop, Georg von Limburg, and was a town councillor in Bamberg in 1525. Moved to Nuremberg in 1527, probably due to his support of the Reformation, becoming a citizen in 1528, and was appointed organist at St Sebalduskirche. He was deeply taken up with theological speculations, which eventually the city council regarded as so extreme as to warrant his banishment from Nuremberg in 1542 for three years. He returned to die in poverty.
His sons include Hanns Lautensack (1524-64/65), who etched a portrait of his father, and the goldsmith Heinrich Lautensack (1522-68).
- Thieme-Becker, xxii, pp. 463ff.; A. Schmitt, 'Hanns Lautensack', Nuremberg, 1957, pp. 3ff.; A. von Aufsess, 'Die Altarwerkstatt des Paul Lautensack', Baden-Baden, Strassburg, 1963; R. Baumgärtel-Fleischmann, 'Bamberger Plastik von 1470-1520', 104 in 'Bericht des Historischen Vereins . . . Bamberg', Bamberg, 1968, pp. 53ff.; Berthold Kress, 'Divine diagrams; the manuscripts and drawings of Paul Lautensack (1477/78 - 1558)', Leiden (Brill) 2014.