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 Quentin Matsys  (1466 - 1529)

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Lived/Active: Flemish/Belgium      Known for: Portrait, religious figure and satirical painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Quentin Matsys
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Birth
1466 (Leuven, Belgium)
 
Death
1529 (Antwerp, Belgium)

Lived/Active
Flemish/Belgium


Portrait by Jan Wierix


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Portrait, religious figure and satirical painting

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Quentin Matsys 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 roots and satirical tendencies.

Most early accounts of Matsys' life are composed primarily of legend and very little contemporary accounts exist of the nature of his activities or character.  During the greate (showing 500 of 4672 characters).



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