Hans Holbein The Younger - The Ambassadors 1533

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543)

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist and print-maker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style, known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and he made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called "the Younger" to distin... More

The Conjurer (1475-1480)

Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516)

Hieronymus Bosch, brilliant and original northern European painter whose work reveals an unusual iconography of a complex and individual style. He was recognized as a highly imaginative “creator of devils” and a powerful inventor of seeming nonsense full of satirical and moralizing meaning. Bosch was a pessimistic and stern ... More

Monforte Altarpiece, Ca 1470

Hugo van der Goes (1440-1482)

Hugo van der Goes, one of the greatest Flemish painters of the second half of the 15th century, whose strange, melancholy genius found expression in religious works of profound but often disturbing spirituality. Early sources disagree about van der Goes’s birthplace, with Ghent, Antwerp, Bruges, and Leiden mentioned as potential candidat... More

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Aelbrecht Bouts (1452-1549)

Aelbrecht Bouts was a Belgian painter of the Early Netherlandish era. His first name is sometimes spelled ‘Albert’, ‘Aelbert’ or ‘Albrecht’. He was born into a family of painters in Leuven. Aelbrecht’s father was Dieric Bouts the Elder (c. 1415-1475), and his brother was Dieric Bouts the Younger (c. 1448-1490). Jan Bouts (c. ... More

Simon Bening - Calendar Miniatures From A Book Of Hours - Villagers On Their Way To Church, About 1550

Simon Bening (1483-1561)

Simon Bening (c. 1483 – 1561) was a Flemish miniaturist, generally regarded as the last major artist of the Netherlandish tradition. Bening, born either in Ghent or Antwerp, was probably trained by his father, illuminator Alexander Bening, in the family workshop in Ghent. He travelled between Ghent and Bruges and became a member of ... More

Quentin Matsys - The Moneylender And His Wife, 1514

Quentin Matsys (1466-1530)

Quentin Matsys (Massys) was a painter in the Flemish tradition and a founder of the Antwerp school. He was born at Leuven, where legend states he was trained as an ironsmith before becoming a painter. Matsys was active in Antwerp for over 20 years, creating numerous works with religious scenes and satirical tendencies. Most early ... More

Jan Van Eyck - The Madonna With Canon Van Der Paele 1436

Jan van Eyck (1390-1441)

The date of van Eyck's birth is not known. The first extant record of van Eyck is from the court of John of Bavaria at The Hague, where payments were made to Jan van Eyck between 1422 and 1424 as court painter, with the court rank of valet de chambre, and first one and then two assistants. This suggests a date of birth after 1395, and indeed ... More