Altdorfer

2572 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Albrecht Altdorfer (c.1480-1538) is one of the painters of the "Donauschool". He created the first landscape paintings without figures. He was also an architect in the city of Regensburg {see planet (927)} and a member of the municipality. In addition to his paintings, many of his copper engravings and etchings have been preserved. (M 34345)

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