- Also known as
primary name: Monogrammist GZ
- individual; painter/draughtsman; German; Male
- Other dates
- 1515-1522 (approx. dates of activity)
- Designer of woodcuts. Active 1516-22. His name is taken from the monogram on a group of single-sheet woodcuts and book-illustrations published between 1516 and 1522 in Basel, Mainz, Hagenau and Strassburg. His identification with the Basel painter Gabriel Zehender, whose activity is recorded in documents of 1527-35, has never been confirmed. Prints by GZ show the influence of artists of the Danube School and Lucas Cranach the Elder, Mathis Grünewald and Hans Baldung. The design of figures on an impressive 'Messeflugblatt' of 1515, with verses and signature of the printer Peter Schöffer, has been recently attributed to GZ by David Paisey.
- Nagler, 'Monogrammisten', III, no.493; Röttinger, 'Dürers Doppelgänger', Strasbourg 1926, p.174; Thieme-Becker, xxxvii, 1950, p. 399; Karlsruhe, Baldung, p. 128 (for further literature); F. Hieronymus, 'Oberrheinische Buchillustration 2. Basler Buchillustration 1500 bis 1545', exh.cat. Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, 1984; Rowlands 1993; T. Falk in 'Gedenkschrift für Richard Harprath', Munich, 1998, pp.163ff. p.170, n.8; D.Paisey, 'The Woodcut figures of the 'Messeflugblatt', their proof impressions and some later uses and derivatives', in 'Buchwesen in Spätmittelalter und früher Neuzeit: Festschrift für Helmut Claus zum 75. Geburtstag' ed. by Ulman Weiss, Epfendorf /Neckar, 2008, pp. 109-148.