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Bartholomeus Spranger
Bartholomeus Spranger
Years of life: 1546 – 1611
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

Painter, draftsman, and etcher; main exponent of Late Mannerism, its Northern European variant. Born in Antwerp. He worked in France, ...

Daniel Mytens
Daniel Mytens
Years of life: 1590 – 1647
Artist's Teachers: Van Mierevelt (?)
Art Movement: Baroque
Genre: Portrait
Country: Flanders , England
Century: XVII

The major portrait painter in England before Van Dyck. Born and trained in Dutch. About 1618 came to London, where ...

David Teniers (the Younger)
David Teniers (the Younger)
Years of life: 1610 – 1690
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Landscape , Religious , Still-life , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Flanders
Century: XVII

Teniers is best known for his genre paintings depicting rough peasants, such as in Boors Carousing. After 1651 he detailed ...

Frans Snyders
Frans Snyders
Years of life: 1579 – 1657
Artist's Teachers: Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Religious , Still-life , Genre scenes
Country: Flanders
Century: XVII

Son of an innkeeper. The undisputed master of the Baroque still life. He became a rich man. There are many ...

Hans Eworth
Hans Eworth
Years of life: 1520 – 1574
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance (Flemish Renaissance)
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders , England
Century: XVI

He was born in Antwerp. In 1549 he arrived in London. His manner is difficult to identify. Note the pale ...

Hans Memling
Hans Memling
Years of life: 1430 – 1494
Artist's Teachers: Rogier van der Weyden
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Bruges School, Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XV

He is a prolific, Bruges-based pupil of van der Weyden. His large altarpieces are too rigid, with stiff figures like ...

Hugo van der Goes
Hugo van der Goes
Years of life: 1440 – 1482
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Bruges School, Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XV

An obscure genius about whom little is known; spent his last years in a monastery, going mad. The only work ...

Jacob Jordaens
Jacob Jordaens
Years of life: 1593 – 1678
Artist's Teachers: Adam van Noort, Peter Paul Rubens
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Flanders
Century: XVII

Rubens's assistant. Compared with Rubens, his work is less integral and harmonious, his paintings lack a single visual and emotional ...

Jan Brueghel the Elder
Jan Brueghel the Elder
Years of life: 1568 – 1625
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School, Guild of Saint Luke
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Still-life , Mythology
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

The second son of Pieter Breugel the Elder, nicknamed "Velvet" (his name also retaining the “h” in Breughel). He painted ...

Jan Gossaert
Jan Gossaert
Years of life: 1478 – 1532
Artist's students: Jan van Scorel, Jan Mertens the Younger
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XVI

Jan Gossaert, nicknamed Jan Mabuse, was a native of Mauberge (now France). He is one of the key figures in ...

Jan Provost
Jan Provost
Years of life: 1465 – 1529
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XV , XVI

He is one of the most notable and distinctive artists of the Northern Renaissance, who was formed without Italian influence. ...

Joachim Patinir
Joachim Patinir
Years of life: 1480 – 1525
Artist's Teachers: Quentin Matsys
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Landscape , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI

Joachim Patinir (also called Patenier) was the first painter to make landscape his principal theme. He created a special type ...

Joos van Cleve
Joos van Cleve
Years of life: 1490 – 1540
Artist's students: Cornelis van Cleve
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance, Dutch and Flemish Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XVI

A popular Antwerp-based painter of devotional altarpieces and portraits. In his work tradition (finely detailed northern technique, overloaded symbolism, stiffly ...

Marten de Vos
Marten de Vos
Years of life: 1531 – 1603
Artist's Teachers: Jeroom Scuelens, Tintoretto
Artist's students: Balten Vlierden, Wenzel Coebergher, Hans Snyers, Merten Boly, Jaeckes Keerel, Jan Adriansen Cnottaert, Peeter Goutsteen, Hans Cnottaert, Hans van Alten, Hans de La Torte, Abraham van Lievendale
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Guild of Saint Luke
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

The leading Antwerp painter. His work combines Flemish realism and love of detail with Italian subjects and idealizations (he visited ...

Petrus Christus
Petrus Christus
Years of life: 1444 – 1472
Artist's Teachers: Jan van Eyck
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Dutch School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XV

He was a major underrated painter from Bruges, a follower of van Eyck, and influenced by van der Weyden. His ...

Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)
Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)
Years of life: 1525 – 1569
Artist's Teachers: Pieter Coecke
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance (Dutch and Flemish Renaissance)
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Marine art
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XVI

Breughel was nicknamed "Peasant" of the subject matter of his paintings, not his character. He was an outstanding Flemish painter. ...

Pieter Brueghel (the Younger)
Pieter Brueghel (the Younger)
Years of life: 1564 – 1638
Artist's Teachers: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Artist's students: Frans Snyders
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School, Guild of Saint Luke
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

Eldest son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder ("Peasant"). He imitated his father's manner and made copies of his paintings. Later ...

Pieter Paul Rubens
Pieter Paul Rubens
Years of life: 1577 – 1640
Artist's Teachers: Tobias Verhaecht, Adam van Noort, Otto van Veen
Artist's students: Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Frans Snyders
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Animalistics , Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Military art
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

An extraordinary man, who had traveled to many countries, gifted with many talents: artist, diplomat, merchant, scholar. His studio, which ...

Quentin Massys
Quentin Massys
Years of life: 1466 – 1530
Artist's Teachers: Joachim Patinir
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XV , XVI

A representative of the Antwerp painting school, also known as Quentin Metsys. Massys visited Italy, where he studied the painting ...

Roelant Savery
Roelant Savery
Years of life: 1576 – 1639
Artist's students: Gillis d'Hondecoeter
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Animalistics
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XVII

Very prolific, successful artist. Traveled extensively (France, Prague, Vienna, the Alps). He settled in Utrecht. Created landscapes - his paintings ...

Sir Anthony van Dyck
Sir Anthony van Dyck
Years of life: 1599 – 1641
Artist's Teachers: Peter Paul Rubens
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology
Country: Flanders
Century: XVII

This remarkable artist was born in Antwerp, the son of a silk merchant. He is known mainly as a portraitist, ...

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