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Flemish Painters

The geographic area known as Flanders used to be part of Belgium, Holland and  regions in the northwest of France. The major Flemish towns associated with Flemish art were Utrecht, Ghent, Louvain, Tournai, Antwerp, Brussels, Liege, and Bruges.

Masters of Flemish Painting

Matthias Grünewald (1434-1494)  Northern Renaissance

Jan van Eyck (1385 - 1441)  Northern Renaissance

Quentin Massys (1466–1530  Northern Renaissance

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)  Baroque

Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633 – 1707)

Frans Hals (1580 - 1666)  Baroque

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) Baroque

Jan Vermeer (1632 - 1675)   Baroque

Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709) Dutch, Baroque

Hieronymus Bosch (1453 - 1516)  Northern Renaissance

Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525 - 1569) Northern Renaissance

Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 - 1638)  Northern Renaissance

Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)  Baroque

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Albert Durer in Venice and in the Netherlands Autobiography, letters, travel journal, miscellaneous papers by Albert Durer Translated by Charles Narrey