Stefan Lochner (c. 1410 – c. 1451) was a German painter working in the
late International Gothic period. Based in Cologne, he became one of the
most important German artists before Albrecht Dürer. His paintings
combine the long flowing lines of his period with the brilliant colours,
realism, surface textures and innovative iconography of the early
Northern Renaissance. His surviving works often feature fanciful blue-
winged angels, and consist of single-panel oil paintings, polyptychs and
illuminated manuscripts. Records of his life, apart from later records
of creditors, end after an outbreak of plague in the city in 1451; it is
presumed he died from the epidemic, probably after Christmas. Lochner's
identity and reputation were lost until a revival of 15th-century art
during the early 19th-century Romantic Period. Echoes of his panels can
be seen in works by major 15th-century painters such as Rogier van der
Weyden and Hans Memling.
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