Ludwig Schongauer (Biographical details)

Ludwig Schongauer (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; German; Male; 1440 before - 1492 after)

Also known as

Schongauer, Ludwig


Painter and engraver, probably an elder brother of Martin Schongauer, Ludwig was apprenticed to the painter Caspar Isenmann (c. 1410-before 1490) in Colmar. He become a citizen of Ulm in 1479. From 1486 he settled in Augsburg until the summer of 1491, when he moved to Colmar to take over the studio of his deceased brother Martin. Although his works reflect the strong influence of his famous brother, they possess distinctive features of their own, and a small group of drawings has been attributed to him through a comparison with his engravings, all signed with his monogram and mark.

Family name recorded in Mair's Bericht vnd antzaigen (1550), a book of coats of arms of patrician families active in sixteenth-century Augsburg.


Hollstein XLIX, 1999 (for further lit)