Strauch, Lorenz

PAINTER, GRAPHICAL ARTIST (GERMANY)
BORN 3 Nov 1554, Nürnberg - DIED 1630, Nürnberg
GRAVE LOCATION Nürnberg, Bayern: St. Rochus Friedhof, Gostenhof (grave 536)

Lorenz Strauch worked in Nürnberg as an etcher and as a painter. He was educated by his father Hans Strauch and influenced by the Flemish portrait painter Nicolas Neufchatel.

His etchings provide us with a picturesque view of the Nürnberg of his time. He was also a prominent portrait painter for the local patricians. His portrait of Johann Neudorfer and his son is in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. A self portrait from 1614 can be found at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg.

Sources
• Schwemmer, Wilhelm, Nuremberg, A Guide to the Old Town, Nuremberg Tourist Office, Nürnberg, 1991
Stadtarchiv
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Images

The grave of Lorenz Strauch at the Rochus cemetery, Nürnberg.
Picture by Androom (19 Aug 2003)

 


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Published: 6 Jun 2010
Last update: 6 Jun 2010