Lucas Cranach (KRAH nahk) the Younger was the son of
Lucas Cranach the Elder. The name Cranach
was not really the family name, but the name of the city, in which they
lived.(The city of Cronach was in Franconia which was in Germany.)
Cranach the Elder, whose father was an artist, also
had three sons
who were artists. The family members were close friends of Martin
Luther and his family. His father Lucas Cranach the Elder made a copper engraving of Martin Luther Wearing the Cap of Doctor of Theology.
Lucas the Younger worked with his father and often
clothing and less important elements of the pictures his father was
painting. Their work was so similar that in some cases we don't know
whether the father or the son painted the picture.
Lucas the Younger took over the workshop when his father died.
In the painting, Conversion of Paul, Jesus is
to Saul of Tarsus as he is on his way to Damascus to persecute
Christians. Read the scripture to learn more about this interesting
The story of the conversion of Saul be found in each
of the gospels. We looked in