MEMBERGER, Kaspar the Elder
(b. ca. 1555, Konstanz, d. 1618, Konstanz)
Kaspar Memberger the Elder was a Swiss painter in Constance. He was the son of the painter Philipp Memberger the Elder (ca 1510- 1573). Like his two brothers, he was probably trained by his father. When summoned to Salzburg by Wolf Dietrich in 1587, he created impressive altarpieces, memorial plaques and portraits there. In the archiepiscopal papers and documents, the artist was not mentioned as a Salzburg court painter until 1596. Two years later, Memberger returned to Constance, where he died in 1618, an eminent and respected painter.