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Last NameDecker    
Given NamePaul    
alt. NamesP. D. ; Paulus / Decker the Elder ;    
Year born1677 Nuremberg    
Year died1713    
Place of deathBayreuth    
Father's occupationwire drawer Hans Decker    
Relativesbrother: Peter Paul Decker (1685-1742) the Younger    
Educationmath Georg Christoph Eimmart Jr. at Painters Acad. Nuremberg; 1699 architecture & perspective Andreas Schlüter in Berlin Acad.    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forJohann Christian Volckamer: Hesperidum Norimbergensium 1708-13;     
PatronageChristian August & Theodor Eustach Counts of Palatinate-Sulzbach; Margraves Christian Ernst & Georg Wilh. von Brandenburg-Kulmbach-Bayreuth    
Collaboratorsbrother P.Paul Decker Jr.; Andreas Schlüter    
Techniquesdrawing; painting; copperplate engraving; architecture; ornamental design    
Archival sourcesPD/Bölmann Hieronymus: Officina Pharmaceutica Dietericiana    
Published sourcesAKL 25 2000: 130 ; NKL ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 ;     
otherPD: Fürstlicher Baumeister/oder Architectura civilis 1711-16    

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