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Anton Woensam von Worms

Painter, block-cutter and commercial artist

Born
before 1500 in Worms
Died
ca. 1541 in Cologne

3 Works by Anton Woensam von Worms

Biography

Presumably born shortly before 1500, Anton Woensam arrived in Cologne as a boy with his apparently highly regarded father Jaspar Woensam the Elder by 1510 at the latest. He was extremely productive, primarily as a designer of woodcuts for Cologne's book publishers; his graphic work is comprised of far more than 500 works, among them important city views. As a panel painter he was especially involved in the decoration of the Carthusian monastery.