Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528, was a German painter, regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. Part of the German Renaissance, Durer started early in his twenties as an influential figure in the art world. He was also a printmaker and theorist and gained popularity as much for those talents as Albrecht Dürer did for painting. Influences in in his life include Giovanni Bellini, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. The best Dürer works are The Expulsion From Paradise, Christ among the Doctors and Adam and Eve. Durer was recognized by Maxmilian I and created several works in his honor, which only helped to make his worth even more than it already was. In his final years, Albrecht Dürer had a lot of artworks dedicated to religious themes that sold for many millions of dollars.