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 Jacob Jordaens  (1593 - 1678)

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Lived/Active: Flemish/Belgium      Known for: portrait, genre, banquet, religious

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BIOGRAPHY for Jacob Jordaens
1593 (Antwerp, Belgium)



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portrait, genre, banquet, religious

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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher of Laguna Woods, California:

Jacob Jordaens was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1593.  In 1607 he entered the studio of Adam van Noort, whose daughter he later married.  In 1615 he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke, and in 1621, its President.  He painted only a few portraits, among them his well-known self-portraits.  For the most part he worked on large and ambitious (showing 500 of 1315 characters).

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