Hans Sebald Beham - Hercules and Iolaus slaying the Hydra, 1545 (detail)

Hans Sebald Beham

March 8, 2013

Hans Sebald Beham was a prolific German painter and printmaker, noted for his engravings, etchings and woodcuts, including woodcut book illustrations. Born in 1500 in Nuremberg, Beham was one of the members of Little Masters - the group of German artists making prints in the generation after Albrecht Dürer.

Featured image: Hans Sebald Beham - Hercules and Iolaus slaying the Hydra, 1545 (detail)