Friedrich Sustris

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Birth of a child, 1565

Friedrich Sustris (* ca. 1540 in Padua; † 1599 in Munich) was a Italian-Dutch painter, decorator and architect. He was a son of the artist Lambert Sustris, who worked in Italy.

Sustris got his training from his father Lambert in Venice und Padua.[1] From 1563 to 1567 he was trained by Giorgio Vasaris in Florence, after he had returned from a stay in Rome in 1560. His first principal was Hans Fugger who ordered the decoration of the Fugger mansion in Venice. He was the son-in-law of Jan Kraeck.[1] From 1573 onwards Sustris worked for William V, Duke of Bavaria in Landshut before he became chief architect to the Bavarian court with William's accession to the throne in 1579.

Chief Works[edit]

Trausnitz Castle, Renaissance Court


  1. ^ a b Frederik Sustris in the RKD