Hans Baldung 'Grien'

1484 or 1485 It is thought Baldung was born at Schwäbisch Gmünd in Swabia.

1503 Baldung is a member of Dürer’s workshop in Nuremberg. His nickname – Grien – seems to have dated from this period perhaps denoting his favourite colour.

1504 He produces designs for stained-glass windows at three Nuremberg churches.

1505 When Dürer leaves Nuremberg for his second visit to Italy, he leaves his workshop in Baldung’s care.

1507 Baldung moves to Halle where he has received two substantial commissions.

1509 Baldung settles in Strasbourg.

1510 Baldung marries and joins the artists guild. He becomes fascinated by the subject of witches and produces many drawing and woodcuts on this theme from this date.

1512 Baldung receives a prestigious commission from the cathedral at Freiburg im Breisgau for a folding altarpiece comprising 11 monumental paintings.

1517 Baldung returns to Strasbourg

1545 Dies in Strasbourg


Country, Region or State:


Hans Baldung 'Grien' - Selected Works

1509 – 10 The Three Ages of Man, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1510 Witches Sabbath, Woodcut

1511 Death and the Maiden, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1512 The Trinity and Mystic Pieta, London, National Gallery

1518 - 20 Death and the Maiden, Basel, Offentliche Kunstsammlung

1523 Two Witches, Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut

1539 The Three Ages of Man and Death, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Hans Baldung 'Grien' - Featured Paintings

© Great Works of Western Art 2019