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Famous Dutch And Flemish Renaissance Painting Artists

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List of famous Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use regularly. A list made up of artists like Hans Memling and Jan van Eyck. {#nodes}
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    Jan van Eyck ( van EYEK, Dutch: [ˈjɑn vɑn ˈɛik]; c. before 1390 – 9 July 1441) was a Flemish painter active in Bruges. He is one of the early innovators of what became known as Early Netherlandish painting, and one of the most significant representatives of Early Northern Renaissance art. The surviving records of his early life indicate that he was born around 1380–1390, most likely in Maaseik (then Maaseyck, hence his name), in present day Belgium. He took employment in the Hague around 1422, when he was already a master painter with workshop assistants, and employed as painter and valet de chambre with John III the Pitiless, ruler of Holland and Hainaut. He was then employed in Lille as...  more
    • Artworks: Arnolfini Portrait, Ince Hall Madonna, Annunciation, Madonna of Chancellor Rolin, Lucca Madonna
    • Birthplace: Maaseik, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, Renaissance
    • Art Forms: Painting

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    Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel or Breughel) the Elder (, also US: , Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈbrøːɣəl] (listen); c. 1525–1530 – 9 September 1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so-called genre painting); he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in large paintings. He was a formative influence on Dutch Golden Age painting and later painting in general in his innovative choices of subject matter, as one of the first generation of artists to grow up when religious subjects had ceased to be the natural subject matter of painting. He also painted no portraits,...  more
    • Artworks: Dull Gret, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, The Peasant Wedding, Netherlandish Proverbs, The Harvesters
    • Birthplace: Breda, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting
    • Nationality: Netherlands
    • Art Forms: Painting, Printmaking
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    Hans Memling (also spelled Memlinc; c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) was a German painter who moved to Flanders and worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. He was born in the Middle Rhine region, and probably spent his childhood in Mainz. He had moved to the Netherlands by 1465 and spent time in the Brussels workshop of Rogier van der Weyden. He was subsequently made a citizen of Bruges, where he became one of the leading artists, painting both portraits and diptychs for personal devotion and several large religious works, continuing the style he learned in his youth. He became very successful, and in 1480 was listed among the wealthiest citizens in a city tax list. He married...  more
    • Artworks: The Last Judgment, The Donne Triptych, Triptych of The Adoration of The Magi, Portrait of a Man with a Roman Medal, Scenes from the Passion of Christ
    • Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Quentin Matsys

    Quentin Massys (Dutch: Quinten Matsijs) (1466–1530) was a Flemish painter in the Early Netherlandish tradition and a founder of the Antwerp school. He was born in Leuven. There is a tradition alleging that he was trained as an ironsmith before becoming a painter. Matsys was active in Antwerp for over 20 years, creating numerous works with religious roots and satirical tendencies....  more
    • Artworks: Ill-Matched Lovers, Ecce Homo, Ill-Matched Marriage, Portrait of a Man with a Pink, The Ugly Duchess
    • Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
    • Associated periods or movements: Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting
    • Art Forms: Painting