Question: Who is Lucas Cranach?

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Lucas Cranach was a celebrated German painter, born at Kronach, in the bishopric of Bamberg; was patronized by Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony, whom he accompanied in 1493 to the Holy Land; was engraver as well as painter, skilled in portraiture as well as in historical scenes; was intimately associated with the German reformers Luther and Melanchthon, whose portraits he painted among others; the works of his that remain are chiefly altar-pieces; his chief work is the "Crucifixion" in Weimar, where he died. Born in 1472; died in 1553.
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