Bruegel, Jan, The Elder

▪ Flemish painter
byname  Velvet Bruegel,  Dutch  Jan Bruegel De Oudere, or Fluwelen Bruegel, Bruegel  also spelled  Brueghel, or Breughel 
born 1568, Brussels [now in Belgium]
died Jan. 13, 1625, Antwerp

      Flemish painter known for his still lifes of flowers and for his landscapes.

      The second son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, born just before his father's death, he was reared by a grandmother and learned his art in Antwerp. In his youth, he went to Italy, where he painted under the patronage of Cardinal Federigo Borromeo, and later, in 1610, he was appointed court painter to the archdukes of Habsburg Austria. He worked primarily in Antwerp and was a friend of Peter Paul Rubens (Rubens, Peter Paul), with whom he sometimes collaborated in painting flowers, landscape, and animals in canvases in which Rubens supplied the human figures; an example is the “Adam and Eve in Paradise” (1620).

      His son Jan Bruegel II (1601–78) was also a painter, whose subjects and techniques were similar to (and often indistinguishable from) Jan Bruegel's.

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