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Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger (1479-1543) was a German/Swiss Painter and print maker who worked ina Northern Renaissance style. Holbein learned how to paint from his father Hans Holbein the Elder. Holbein produced religious art, satire and Reformation propaganda, but is best known for his portraits. Holbein is considered one of the finest portraitists of the Early Modern Period. In the Hockney-Falcothesis, David Hockney speculated that Holbein used a concave mirror to project an image of the subject onto the drawing surface and then trace it.