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Brueghel Pieter
(1525–1569)

Brueghel Pieter(1525–1569)

Flemish painter, was the son of a peasant residing in the village of Breughel near Broda. After receiving instruction in painting from Koek, whose daughter he married, he spent some time in France and Italy, and then went to Antwerp, where he was elected into the Academy in 1551. He finally settled at Brussels and died there. The subjects of his pictures are chiefly humorous figures, like those of D. Teniers; and if he wants the delicate touch and silvery clearness of that master, he has abundant spirit and comic power. He is said to have died about the year 1570 at the age of sixty; other accounts give 1590 as the date of his death.


Belgium, 2005, Asterix in Belgium

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