Hans Baldung, also known as Hans Baldung Grien/Grün (c. 1484 - 1545) was a German Renaissance artist born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Württemberg. He is known for his paintings, woodcuts, and stained-glass art. He is often considered the most gifted student of famed artist Albrecht Dürer. He often rendered the human form in an exaggerated and eccentric way. He was also present at the 1518 Diet of Augsburg which prompted him to create a woodcut representing Luther in saintly manner.
He obtained the surname of Grien or Grün due to his fondness for the color green.
He died in 1545 in the Imperial Free City of Strasbourg.