Happy Birthday Albrecht Durer!! German born, 1471, Renaissance artist Durer, was a watercolorist and printmaker. He had an incredible power to see minute detail and convey that realistically in his paintings and engravings. Durer also had the accute ability to convey ideas through use of symbols. An example of his attention to detail is pictured below in one of his watercolor nature studies, titled The Great Piece of Turf.